Belal Muhammad riding high on a three fight winning streak, Latest win against Lyman Good in a three round war. Things are coming into fruition for Belal whose been fighting for the UFC since 2016.
Motivated and visions himself challenging for the title similar to Gilbert Burns whose on his own hot streak right after struggling for some time.
“Nowadays with ranked fighters they use some excuses because they want to hold on to their number. That’s their goal. I want to fight for the title one day and guys like Gilbert Burns, those are the guys who motivate me,” Muhammad said. “It’s all about momentum and it’s about the run you put together. You don’t need to have the longest winning streak to have a title shot, it is about being active and being ready to go anytime.”https://www.ufc.com/news/belal-muhammad-finds-peace-octagon-ufc-fight-night-vegas-3
Being active and being ready to go anytime is a smart decision for rising Welterweight Belal Muhammad, Seeking tough match ups like Santiago Ponzinnibbio
“I think the next one should be Ponzinibbio,” Muhammad said. “He hasn’t fought in a while. He’s sitting there calling out Rafael dos Anjos whose lost four of his last five and he’s a (lightweight). I feel like me and him should be fighting.https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/belal-muhammad-believes-ufc-rankings-need-to-be-abolished-calls-out-santiago-ponzinibbio-colby-covington/
Ask and you shall receive, Belal Muhammad that be the right fight for him and Santiago Ponzinnibbio. Smart business move for him, Calling out fighters instead of sitting on your hands waiting.
Ponzinnibbio vs Muhammad can be a main card fight on a September Fight Night, Main Card Slot for UFC 254.
Defeating a top Welterweight like Santiago Ponzinnibbio who before the injuries was on his way to challenging for the title will be a SIGNIFICANT win his Belal’s career moving forward.