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Khamzat Chimaev: Belal Muhammad rises as a potential threat for ‘Borz’ in the Welterweight division

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Khamzat Chimaev: The rose of Borz has piqued the interest of elite fighters in the welterweight division, including Belal Muhammad. Muhammad and Chimaev are looking for a potential match in UFC 281 in October. Follow UFC Live Updates and UFC news with InsideSport.IN

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Khamzat Chimaev: Belal Muhammad rises as a potential threat for ‘Borz’ in the Welterweight division

Khamzat Chimaev: Belal Muhammad rises as potential threat for 'Borz' in Welterweight division
Khamzat Chimaev: Belal Muhammad rises as potential threat for ‘Borz’ in Welterweight division

Khamzat Chimaev: Belal Muhammad rises as a potential threat for ‘Borz’ in the Welterweight division

Khamzat Chimaev vs Belal Muhammad: The welterweight senior prospect, Belal Muhammad holds a stunning record of 21 wins,3 losses, and 1 no count.

However, Chimaev stands as a threat in the division staying undefeated and being a new entry in the division took out Gilbert Burns in UFC 273 and has propelled to great heights.

Eventually, they both agreed to a match-up in UFC 281. But officially nothing has been confirmed.

Belal Muhammad said,“I saw weaknesses in him,” said Muhammad on Food Truck Diaries with Brendan Schaub. “Obviously, people are like, ‘Oh man, he’s not as good as we thought he was.’ But I’m like, ‘Yo, he showed that he had a chin, he showed that he got power,’ and it’s like — you’re fighting Gilbert Burns.”

“You have to beat them with being smart, with a strategy”

“When you get to the top five, if you’re not fighting with a strategy, you’re going to lose to the good guys,” said Muhammad. “For me, these last three fights I’ve showed that I could fight with a strategy because they were all different fighters. I fought Demian Maia, who’s — I had to stay up on my feet. I could not get taken down, so it’s all defensive wrestling. Then I fought ‘Wonderboy’, who’s — I’m not going to kickbox with ‘Wonderboy’, so I’m going to go in there and take ‘Wonderboy’ down. [He’s] not an easy guy to take down, and I don’t have college wrestling. I’m not a Division-I wrestler, but fight with a strategy. And I dominated him more than anybody else has ever dominated him.

“Then you fight a guy like Luque, who’s knocked me out, who has the most finishes at welterweight and he’s good on his feet and good on the ground,” continued Muhammad. “How are you going to beat a guy like that? Oh well, with movement and footwork and then shooting in when he least expects it. When he thinks you’re going to wrestle, you strike. When he thinks you’re going to strike, you shoot. I did that, so I showed that I could be a different fighter every single fight. And I think that Khamazat’s team is looking at that like, ‘Let’s look for somebody else at this moment, let’s not try to jump on that,’ because if Colby [Covington] is out and I’m willing to fight you, we could fight in June, we could fight in July. I’m ready to go. Why aren’t you guys willing to step up that quick?”

Khamzat Chimaev: Belal Muhammad rises as a potential threat for ‘Borz’ in the Welterweight division

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