(Video) Gilbert Burns helps brain-surgery survivor get back to BJJ training

Gilbert Burns has just shown that he is not only a great athlete but also a great person as well.

Just weeks after his hard endured battle against Khamzat Chimaev, Burns is already back in training.

During the main card of UFC 273, Gilbert Burns took part in one of the best events of the year. The Brazilian faced the Chechen mega star Khamzat Chimaev.

Despite being a huge underdog, Gilbert showed the world why he was ranked number two in the world and got Chimaev into deep waters during the event. Chimaev ended up earning the decision victory.

Now back in training, Burns is using his fighting abilities for a good cause. The Brazilian has as a training partner, a man who faced an opponent way scarier than Khamzat Chimaev.

One of his students, Matt, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and had to go through an emergency brain surgery. Matt is a content creator and documented his entire recovery on his Instagram page.

Hydrocephalus isĀ the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid normally flows through the ventricles and bathes the brain and spinal column, as per Mayo clinc.

As a fight fan, one of the things that Matt loved to do was hit the mats during BJJ practice. As he recovers from his surgery, the brain surgery survivor had the luxury of having none other than the two-time BJJ world champion Gilbert Burns as his training partner.

“A pleasure to get my guy Matt @brainsurgerysurvivor back to Jiu-Jitsu after a serious Brain surgery!” Gilbert wrote on his Instagram. “Believe me Matt it was more beneficial for me than for you!”