- Belal Muhammad is confident he is way better than Gilbert Burns
- “Remember The Name” insists there is no feud between him and “Durinho”
Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns will take on each other at UFC 288 as they seek to determine who deserves to be the next title challenger. Ahead of the match, “Remember The Name” laid out the reasons why he thinks he could beat “Durinho.”
Belal thinks he’s better in all categories
Speaking to Thiccc Boy podcast, Muhammad pointed out that, unlike Burns, he has beaten the best fighters in the division. Moreover, Muhammad thinks the Brazilian will not pull off something new or something he couldn’t handle.
“I think that match up, stylistic-wise, like I fought the best grappler in the division with Damian Maia, I fought the best striker in the division with Wonderboy, I fought the guy who knocked me out and his training partner in [Vicente] Luque and I beat Luque and I fought the new up-and-coming hot star, strongest guy in the division in Sean Brady, I fought every single style and I don’t think Gilbert’s fought anybody like me. I don’t think Gilbert’s fought anybody that’s gonna push it like me, move like me, adjust like me, make in-fight adjustments like [me]. You see me fight backwards you see me fight forward, you see me fight laterally. He doesn’t know what I’m gonna bring to the table, I know what he’s gonna bring to the table because I’ve been watching him and he doesn’t really change his game plan or his style up and this being a short notice fight, there’s not a lot of strategy that comes in it from his side it’s like, ‘Well, I’m gonna do this because I’m good at it,’ but I’m better at it,” Muhammad explained.
Ahead of the official announcement, Muhammad and Burns had a little back and forth on social media. However, “Remember The Name” assured he doesn’t have hatred towards “Durinho” heading into the fight and he doesn’t have to because he could beat anybody without feuding with them.
“I don’t need to hate somebody to fight him it’s all about we’re both hungry for the same thing we’re both want the same exact goal and that’s to be the champion,” he said.
Muhammad has won eight of his last nine fights and is currently the No. 4 welterweight contender. Burns, meanwhile, is coming in off a dominant win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287.