Belal Muhammad Calls WWE Supporters ‘Real True’ Fans, Dubs ‘90%’ of UFC Fans as ‘Drunks That Don’t Care About Anyone’

'Remember The Name' is not a big fan of UFC fans

Belal Muhammad
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Belal Muhammad would much rather go to a live WWE event than a UFC card. 

Despite being on a nine-fight win streak and holding it down as the No. 2 ranked welterweight contender, ‘Remember The Name’ gets little respect from MMA fans. That’s due in large part to his style of fighting which is geared more towards grinding out a three-round victory over his opponent rather than throwing hands and hoping for the best. 

On Saturday, July 27, Muhammad will finally receive his long-awaited and well-deserved title opportunity when he heads to Manchester for a main event clash with reigning and defending UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards at UFC 304 — much to the chagrin of fans. 

Personally, Belal Muhammad doesn’t particularly care what fight fans have to say about him. In fact, the Chicago native believes that a vast majority of people who pay to watch UFC events live are nothing but a bunch of drunks who just want to see two fighters bloody and batter each other.

Considering the number of fights that happen in the stands at UFC events, it’s hard to argue with Muhammad, but if UFC fans want to learn a thing or two about supporting the competitors and their platform, they could take notice of the WWE Universe

“Being at those [WWE] events is funner, it’s like the complete opposite of the UFC because those people are so into it no matter what you’re doing,” Muhammad said during an appearance on the Money Loyalty Respect podcast. “Like you could literally throw a punch or run into the ropes and the fans are going crazy no matter what because they’re real true fans. UFC fans, it’s just like you said, 90% of them are just like drunks that don’t care about anyone else unless they’re sitting there bleeding and standing in front of each other just banging it out right.” 

Belal Muhammad Sits as a Moderate Underdog Against Leon Edwards

Ahead of his first UFC title fight, Muhammad has been training alongside UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov and current lightweight champion Islam Makhachev — two of the best grapplers in the history of MMA. So don’t expect ‘Bully B’ to switch up his game plan just to get a few more cheers from the crowd anytime soon.

Currently, Leon Edwards is sitting at a -205 favorite via DraftKings, meaning a $100 bet could more than double your money should ‘Rocky’ come out on top. On the flip side, Muhammad is a +170, meaning a $100 bet could net you $170 if ‘Remember The Name’ pulls off the upset and takes UFC gold in enemy territory.

Watch the full interview below:

Published on May 22, 2024 at 9:31 pm
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