- Muhammad Mokaev shared why he said no to a $200,000 sponsorship offer from a betting company
- “The Punisher” has signed a new deal with the UFC
UFC flyweight sensation Muhammad Mokaev appears to be not the guy betting companies are looking for to help them in promoting their business. As it turned out, “The Punisher” had already rejected a sweet offer in the past and he has zero regrets to this day.
Muhammad’s principle is stronger than money
As most of us know, active UFC fighters aren’t allowed to take part in any gambling activity but nothing in the promotion’s handbook prohibits them from promoting a betting organization. In fact, a few betting companies have been sponsoring some UFC fighters and Mokaev also received an offer at one point.
However, Mokaev, who is a Dagestan-born England citizen, turned it down as it is blatantly opposed to his principles in life.
“Got offered $200,000 for sponsorship from betting company. But I said once and will say again I will never advertise gambling, alcohol or drugs. Allah gave me more than I asked , alhamdulillah I have more than I I asked God 10 years ago!,” the UFC flyweight contender tweeted.
Got offered $200,000 for sponsorship from betting company
But I said once and will say again I will never advertise gambling, alcohol or drugs. Allah gave me more than I asked , alhamdulillah I have more than I I asked God 10 years ago!
— Muhammad Mokaev (@muhammadmokaev) February 21, 2023
Picking up where he left off
Mokaev has yet to break into the flyweight division’s top 10 but he has had an amazing run thus far. The 22-year-old has won his first three fights in the UFC and he will be looking to continue his hot streak next month. Mokaev will take on Dana Whit’s Contender Series standout and UFC debutant Jafel Cavalcante Filho at UFC 286 on March 18.
It is yet to be known if Mokaev’s previous shoulder injury will be an issue but at this point, “The Punisher” looks good to go. Mokaev last fought in the Octagon at UFC 280 where he submitted Malcolm Gordon via a sensational armbar.
Earlier this month, Mokaev inked a new multi-fight deal with the UFC. He currently holds a pro-MMA record of 9-0-1.