Daniel Cormier Would Like To See Belal Muhammad Fight For The Title If Usman Is Injured

Daniel Cormier would like to see Belal Muhammad fight Leon Edwards for the title in London if Kamaru Usman is injured.

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Daniel Cormier is playing matchmaker in the UFC welterweight division and has some ideas for the next title fight. 

Daniel Cormier has been involved in a few UFC title fights in his life. The former two-division champion is now spending his days talking about fights rather than participating in them. Now he is setting his sights on the UFC welterweight division and thinks he has an idea of who should be fighting for the title next and where. 

The UFC welterweight championship is currently being held by Leon Edwards. Edwards was able to claim the belt during his last bout when he landed a perfect head kick on former champ Kamaru Usman. It seemed as though Usman was going to coast to a victory in that bout but Edwards’ last-minute KO sealed his very first UFC title. The nature of the finish allowed Usman to make a case for an immediate rematch, which the UFC and Dana White agreed with, but now there may be issues.

Kamaru Usman could be out with an injury and Daniel Cormier knows who should fill in

There were reports that Edwards and Usman will be running back that fight next year in England. Edwards fights out of England and has been wanting to put on a PPV event for his home crowd. The UFC had been looking for an appropriate location but now it seems that Usman may need hand surgery. 

According to fellow welterweight Stephen Thompson, Usman may be out of that title fight and Jorge Masvidal could be in. That is just a rumor at this point, but Cormier thinks he has a better option. He was asked about this matchup on his DC & RC show

“I tap in on Leon Edwards having to be a part of the main event. I also tap in on Paddy Pimblett has to be on the card. So there’s only too “musts” for the London card. It’s Leon Edwards, it’s Paddy Pimbett,” he said. “And honestly, I would like Belal Muhammad to get his opportunity if it ain’t gonna be Kamaru Usman,  Belal Muhammad is the guy that should be fighting for the belt.”

Muhammad has not lost in his last nine bouts. The only blemish in the past three years was a No Contest against Edwards. That fight is one that fans would like to see run back and now that Edwards is the champion it puts a whole new spin on this matchup. Masvidal has lost his last three but has a bigger name which could explain why the UFC could be entertaining that option. 

Published on December 14, 2022 at 10:25 am
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