Belal Muhammad looks forward to being the first UFC Palestinian champion

Belal Muhammad shares his thoughts on creating history.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Belal Muhammad looks forward to being the first UFC Palestinian champion
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The UFC welterweight title challenger Belal Muhammad is eagerly waiting to create history on 27th July in his fight with Leon Edwards. With the horrifying crisis happening in Palestine, he would like to be a source of happiness by creating history for his people.

It’s an emotional fight for him; the odds are heavily stacked against him. It will be fascinating to see how well he performs against Leon Edwards in almost one month's time.

Belal Muhammad on becoming a champion

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Belal Muhammad shared his thoughts on being the first Palestinian champion of the world.

“Your people are dying right now, and it’s the worst time of my life that I’m being able to witness and see this every single day,” Muhammad said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “You feel guilty to be happy for yourself because you know what they’re going through over there.

It’s going to fuel me to go that much harder in training. It’s going to fuel me to not cut any corners. It’s going to fuel me to make sure I get my hand raised because they need a victory more than anything.

They need a victory. They need to have this flag raised with the UFC title. They need to have this flag raised with their colors associated with hit. It’s going to be in the history books forever. Nobody is going to be able erase that.

Nobody is going to be able to go say anything about it. Nobody is going to be able to doubt that they’re going to have a Palestinian champion, 100 percent, 1,000 percent. If that one day, that one moment makes them forget about what they’re going through for 10, 15 minutes, that’s the least I could do”.

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