Belal Muhammed reveals under what condition he will fight Kamaru Usman next

Belal Muhammed wants a title shot next but is ready to fight Kamaru Usman.

by Aryan Lakhani
Belal Muhammed reveals under what condition he will fight Kamaru Usman next
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The top welterweight contender, Belal Muhammed is amongst the many from the competitive welterweight division who are eagerly waiting for a title shot. Belal Muhammed last fought against Gilbert Burns, and after claiming a win against him, the UFC has assured him that he will be the next title challenger.

In such a case, it would be fair to assume that Belal Muhammed is the backup fighter for the upcoming title fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington. The backup fighter hasn’t been officially announced yet. The next to next title fight will take quite some time to take place; in the meantime, Belal Muhammed is ready to fight the former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman only if the money makes sense.

Belal Muhammed on fighting Kamaru Usman

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Belal Muhammed explained under what condition he would fight Kamaru Usman and acknowledged how significant a win could be against him. “We’re throwing stuff out at (the UFC),” Muhammad said as quoted by

“I’m willing to fight Sean Strickland at 185. I’m willing to go up there, that’s a title fight. So, I have a guarantee for a title fight. Also, at 170, the only other person that doesn’t have a fight is (Kamaru) Usman, but when I’m looking at it, it doesn’t really make sense for me unless I’m getting paid like a champion, because Usman, I think, is a harder matchup than Colby or Leon, and I’m not going to get nothing for beating him.

Muhammed further said: “I’m not going to get a belt for beating him. Fighting Usman, I’m going to have a better resume than Usman – my resume is going to be tied with freaking GSP’s, and he’s considered the GOAT of the division.

But, if I have Usman on my resume, Gilbert Burns, ‘Wonderboy,’ Luque, undefeated Sean Brady, which I think will pay dividends once Sean Brady comes back and fights, I’m going to be considered the GOAT of the welterweights without even fighting for the belt”.

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