Belal Muhammad has faith in Dana White’s words: “I’m next”

Belal Muhammad explains why he believes in Dana White's promise.

by Aryan Lakhani
Belal Muhammad has faith in Dana White’s words: “I’m next”
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Belal Muhammad has been waiting for the title shot like no other contender in the welterweight division; mainly because the UFC and Dana White promised him a title fight if he would beat Gilbert Burns – which he did and is now waiting for an official confirmation.

Leon Edwards is not strongly interested to defend his belt against Belal Muhammad but is ready to get the job done. Belal Muhammad hopes to show up at the UFC 300 event and it will be interesting to see if Dana White and the UFC can actually make it happen.

Belal Muhammad on Dana White’s promise

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie Radio, Belal Muhammad explained how he has trust in Dana White’s promise. “I’m just hoping (UFC CEO) Dana (White) is waiting to do one of those epic announcements,” Muhammad said as quoted by

But for me, I think it’s the time that’s going to happen. I feel like I’m ready for it. He said he wants to fight on 300. It makes sense but nothing is finalized until I get a contract. Once I get that, I’ll be satisfied.

But for now, it’s just knowing that’s the last thing that Dana told me. I’m next. Dana is not a man to go against his word. We’re just waiting for everything to be finalized and set in stone and ready to go.

Belal Muhammad is ready to show up tomorrow

“It was like, ‘Well, it could be this or it could be that. We don’t know what’s next yet.’ But when I took that fight, they’re like, ‘If you beat Gilbert Burns, you’re next.’ So now, there is no more unknown.

We know who’s up next for the title fight. Now, it’s the date, which doesn’t even really matter to me. I’ll fight next week. I’ll fight tomorrow. Just give me that title on the line, I’ll show up and be ready to go”.

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