A conflict of seemingly unbeatable UFC welterweights could be across the nook. Are Belal Muhammad, driving an eight-fight undefeated streak, and surging Khamzat Chimaev, who has by no means misplaced a struggle, on a collision course? Muhammad hopes so, showing on Food Truck Diaries to debate the “weaknesses” he noticed in Khamzat’s sport when Chimaev took on Gilbert Burns.
“I noticed weaknesses in him.
Obviously individuals are like, ‘Oh man, he’s not so good as we thought he was.’ But I’m like, ‘Yo, he showed that he had the chin, he showed that he got power,’ and it’s like — you’re preventing Gilbert Burns.”
Belal Muhammad has gone from power to power in his latest Ocatgon appearances, taking notable scalps in Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Vicente Luque. Muhammad and Khamzat have traded barbs through social media, unofficially agreeing to struggle in future, though no affirmation has emerged from the UFC as but.
Belal Muhammad Saw Khamzat’s “Weaknesses” Against Gilbert Burns
Belal Muhammad credit a excessive struggle IQ and willingness to strategize together with his latest successes within the Octagon. When it involves taking up an undefeated fighter in “Borz”, Belal Muhammad is assured that he’ll put collectively a successful technique.
“When you get to the highest 5, in case you’re not preventing with a technique, you’re going to lose to the nice guys.
For me, these final three fights I confirmed that I might struggle with a technique as a result of they had been all totally different fighters. I fought Demian Maia, who’s — I needed to keep up on my toes. I couldn’t get taken down, so it was all defensive wrestling.
Then I fought ‘Wonderboy,’ and I’m not going to kickbox with ‘Wonderboy,’ so I’m you’re going to go in there and take ‘Wonderboy’ down.
He’s not a straightforward man to take down, and I don’t have faculty wrestling. I’m not a Division I wrestler, however I struggle with a technique, and I dominated greater than anyone else has ever dominated him.
Then you struggle a man like Luque, who’s knocked me out, who has essentially the most finishes at welterweight and he’s good on his toes and good on the bottom. How are you going to beat a man like that?
Oh properly, with motion and footwork after which taking pictures in when he least expects it.”
Whether that can work in opposition to a finish-happy fighter like Khamzat is pure conjecture, however it might certainly be a thriller from begin to end.
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