- Belal Muhammad evened it out with Vicente Luque in a dominant performance at UFC Vegas 51
- “Remember The Name” now wants Colby Covington
Belal Muhammad finally had his revenge on Vicente Luque at UFC Vegas 51. The 33-year-old put on an impressive all-around performance to earn the decision win over his rival and now has his sights set on another top contender.
“I can do it all”
Speaking after the fight, Muhammad raved about his own performance against Luque. According to “Remember The Name,” he proved to everyone that he “can do it all” as he was able to showcase both his striking and grappling.
“This was my hump I had to get over,” Muhammad said. “He knocked me out. Now what do you got to say? I won. I knew it was going to be one of my hardest challenges.”
“I knew Luque was the best of both worlds [with striking and grappling] and he knocked me out so he had that over me. It showed that I can do it all. I can wrestle with the best. I can strike with the best. I can grapple with the best.”
No title shot, no problem
Barring the no contest against Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 187, Muhammad has gone unbeaten in his last seven fights in the promotion. However, he thinks that the UFC is not open to handing him a crack at reigning champion Kamaru Usman. Hence, the Chicago native figured that he’ll have Colby Covington as his next opponent instead.
“I’m going to stop calling for the champ cause nobody wants to give me that shot,” he stressed. “So let me get the big mouth Karen. Colby Covington’s out here calling out [155 pounders]. Come fight a real ‘70-pounder, you coward.”
“I’m a real ‘70 pounder,” he continued. “I’m winning fights. I’m not [Jorge] Masvidal off two losses. I’m not [Tyron] Woodley off five losses. I’m ‘Bully B’ off seven wins. Come fight a real challenge, coward.”
Muhammad may be presenting a strong case to take on the welterweight division’s No. 1 contender. However, Covington had earlier said that he wants to face Dustin Poirier as he waits for a trilogy fight with Usman.