Oct 22, 2022; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Belal Muhammad (red gloves) before his fight against Sean Brady (blue gloves) during UFC 280 at Etihad Arena. Mandatory Credit: Craig Kidwell-USA TODAY Sports

Belal Muhammad Eyes Potential Showdown with Kamaru Usman

The rising UFC welterweight talks confidence, strategy, and the pursuit of the title.

Belal Muhammad Eyes Potential Showdown with Kamaru Usman

In a recent revelation, the UFC welterweight sensation, Belal Muhammad, expressed his readiness and eagerness to face the division’s reigning king, Kamaru Usman. While some fighters might shirk away from such a daunting challenge, Muhammad perceives it as a golden ticket to cement his legacy in the sport.

Belal Muhammad’s UFC journey has seen a consistent upward trajectory, and he is no stranger to taking on big names in the industry. However, when it comes to fighting someone of Usman’s caliber, stakes are always higher.

“I know the level I’m at, and I know I can compete with the best,”

Muhammad confidently remarked. He continued,

“When I watch these guys like Kamaru Usman, I see areas where I can win. I see openings. I don’t watch him as a fan; I watch him as a competitor.”

Usman, who’s dominated the welterweight division, is lauded for his impeccable fight IQ, striking skills, and unparalleled grappling. Yet, Muhammad believes in his own skills and the game plan his team is working on.

Belal’s quest for the title isn’t merely about personal glory.

“This is about proving a point, showing the world that I belong in the cage with the very best. Kamaru is great, no doubt, but every fighter has their day, and I believe mine is coming.”

While the bout’s confirmation remains in the realm of speculation, a face-off between these two dynamic fighters promises fireworks. As the MMA community awaits the UFC’s decision, one thing is clear: Belal Muhammad is hungry for his shot at the title, and he’s more than ready to challenge the reigning champ. Whether or not the fight materializes, Muhammad’s confidence and drive set him apart as one of the most exciting prospects in the UFC’s welterweight division.

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