The 3rd ranked welterweight contender Belal Muhammed is patiently waiting for his chance to fight for the prestigious UFC welterweight belt. Belal Muhammed will most likely fight the winner of Colby Covington vs Leon Edwards, which means he will return roughly after 6-9 months – in spite of knowing the delay, he is still calm and composed.
Belal Muhammed believes the longer the wait, the better it will be for him, as it will allow him to train and get better. Belal last fought against Gilbert Burns and claimed a comprehensive victory against him. Every title fight has a backup fighter, and considering that rule, it would be fair to assume that Belal Muhammed can be the backup fighter for Leon Edwards next title defense.
Belal Muhammed on his next fight
In a recent Twitter post, Belal Muhammed shared his thoughts on the next title fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington. Belal Muhammed interestingly says that a fight with Colby Covington would be much easier.
“Abu Dhabi gets their main event,” Muhammad said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Islam (Makhachev) vs. Charles (Oliveira) part two. Lightweight gets their title fight, now we’re just waiting for welterweight which is Colby vs.
Leon. Waiting for that one to get booked, looking like November or December. Where does that leave me? That leaves me in the trenches doing nothing but getting better. Muhammed further said: “Doing nothing but full focus on Leon Edwards.
I’m going to be figuring out every weakness he has, every strength he has, and I’m going to break him down to the ‘T.’ You saw what I did to Gilbert Burns on three weeks’ notice. Now you’re going to give me six months, eight months, to focus on Leon Edwards.
If Colby ends up winning, that’s an easy fight, I don’t really need to focus on him. But Leon wins, it’s going to be bad news for you buddy”.