Belal Muhammad News
Belal Muhammad told he needs “Jesus” after dubbing UFC champion Sean Strickland as “the easiest path to double champ status”
Harry Kettle - September 14, 2023
Belal Muhammad draws inspiration from Floyd Mayweather for fighting style: "There's a life after fighting"
Josh Evanoff - June 8, 2023
Sean Strickland challenges Belal Muhammad after being told he's "not that guy"
Chris Taylor - June 3, 2023
Belal Muhammad sees similarities between Khamzat Chimaev and Conor McGregor: “He wants the attention”
Susan Cox - June 1, 2023
Belal Muhammad thinks Colby Covington is getting desperate: "I like that little fear in him"
Fernando Quiles - May 23, 2023
Gilbert Burns reveals the extent of the shoulder injury he suffered in UFC 288 loss to Belal Muhammad: “I thought about quitting many times”
Harry Kettle - May 11, 2023
Gilbert Burns has revealed the extent of the shoulder injury that he suffered at UFC 288 during his loss to Belal Muhammad. Throughout the course of their co-main event over the weekend, it became clear that something was wrong with Gilbert Burns. He didn’t appear to be moving as he usually does and his body language, especially between rounds, was questionable.
Belal Muhammad was not impressed that news of his ankle injury leaked prior to UFC 288: “Who’s the rat in my camp?”
Susan Cox - May 10, 2023
Belal Muhammad was not impressed that news of his ankle injury leaked prior to UFC 288. The co-main event at UFC 288 last Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, saw Belal Muhammad (23-3 MMA) in a welterweight bout with Gilbert Burns (22-6 MMA). The outcome was a unanimous decision win for ‘Remember the Name’.
Belal Muhammad reveals ankle injury heading into UFC 288 win over Gilbert Burns: "I had to push through it"
Josh Evanoff - May 9, 2023
UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad had to fight through an injury on Saturday night. ‘Remember the Name’ made his return to the octagon in the co-main event of UFC 288 over the weekend. There, Muhammad faced former welterweight title challenger, Gilbert Burns. ‘Durinho’ entered the contest off lopsided victories over Jorge Masvidal and Neil Magny in the first half of 2023.
Belal Muhammad responds after once again being dubbed a “racist” by Colby Covington: “Lawyers can’t help you”
Harry Kettle - May 9, 2023
Belal Muhammad has responded after being called a racist by Colby Covington as their war of words really heats up. Last Saturday night at UFC 288, Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns. In doing so, he put himself in a great position to eventually challenge for the UFC welterweight championship. However, in the eyes of many, Colby Covington is still the man who will receive that next shot.
Colby Covington claims “clear scumbag” Ali Abdelaziz was the only one who profited from Gilbert Burns vs Belal Muhammad: “I just feel sorry”
Harry Kettle - May 9, 2023
What's next for the stars of UFC 288?
Cole Shelton - May 8, 2023
The UFC returned to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday for UFC 288 which saw the men’s bantamweight title on the line. In the main event, Aljamain Sterling was looking to defend his bantamweight title for the third consecutive time as he was taking on the former flyweight and bantamweight champion, Henry Cejudo. The co-main event was a five-round welterweight scrap between Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns.
Colby Covington slams 'Racist' Belal Muhammad after UFC 288 win: "He's going to have to fight again"
Josh Evanoff - May 8, 2023
UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington doesn’t believe he’ll be seeing Belal Muhammad any time soon. ‘Remember the Name’ returned to the octagon in the co-main event of UFC 288 over the weekend. There Muhammad faced the fastly-rising Gilbert Burns. ‘Durinho’ entered the contest on a two-fight winning streak, notching wins over Neil Magny and Jorge Masvidal in the first half of 2023.
Gilbert Burns reacts following loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 288: “Stop the hate and start to appreciate“
Fernando Quiles - May 7, 2023
Gilbert Burns is gracious in defeat and injury. Burns was in action this past Saturday night (May 6) for a welterweight showdown against Belal Muhammad. The action emanated from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It was quite clear that Burns was bothered by a left shoulder injury, which allowed Muhammad to pick him apart on the feet en route to a unanimous decision victory.
Dana White reacts to Burns vs. Muhammad, confirms Belal is next for the winner of Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards
Fernando Quiles - May 7, 2023
UFC President Dana White has given his reaction to the Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns fight. Muhammad and Burns shared the Octagon inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6. This welterweight tilt served as the co-main event and had title implications. Going into the fight, Burns told reporters that both he and Muhammad were guaranteed that the winner of this fight would receive a UFC Welterweight Championship opportunity after Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington.
Pros react after Belal Muhammad defeats Gilbert Burns at UFC 288: "That was a very poor bout"
Chris Taylor - May 6, 2023
UFC 288 Results: Belal Muhammad defeats Gilbert Burns (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - May 6, 2023
We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 288 results, including the co-main event between Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad. Muhammad (22-3 MMA) will enter the contest sporting an eight-fight unbeaten streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Sean Brady in October of last year (see that here). ‘Remember The Name’ has not tasted defeat since January of 2019, when he dropped a decision to Geoff Neal.
Belal Muhammad vows to "break" Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 and secure a title shot: "There's no more hiding, the king is here"
Cole Shelton - May 5, 2023
Belal Muhammad is confident he will finish Gilbert Burns and secure a title shot at UFC 288. In the co-main event of the pay-per-view card from Newark, New Jersey, Muhammad and Burns stepped up on short notice and agreed to a five-round welterweight scrap. It’s a pivotal fight for the division as UFC president Dana White has already said the winner of this fight will face the winner of Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington.
UFC 288 | Pro fighters make their picks for Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns
Cole Shelton - May 4, 2023
In the co-main event of UFC 288, a five-round welterweight bout goes down on short notice as Belal Muhammad takes on Gilbert Burns. Heading into the scrap, Burns is a -132 favorite while ‘Remember The Name’ is a +104 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight at UFC 288, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. All seven pros asked are picking Burns to get the job done on short notice, and many think it will be by decision, even though it is five rounds and both took it on short notice.
Belal Muhammad shares his pick for the most overhyped welterweight in the UFC
Susan Cox - May 3, 2023
Belal Muhammad is sharing his pick for the most overhyped welterweight in the UFC. Muhammad (22-3 MMA) is currently preparing for his fight with Gilbert Burns (22-5 MMA) this coming weekend, Saturday, May 6th at UFC 288 which takes place at the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey.
Belal Muhammad explains how Colby Covington title shot “worked out better” for him in the long run
Harry Kettle - April 27, 2023
Gilbert Burns hopeful he can jump Colby Covington for UFC title shot with a win over Belal Muhammad: "Why not?"
Josh Evanoff - April 25, 2023
UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns is still hopeful that he’ll pass Colby Covington. ‘Durinho’ has been out of action since his clash with Jorge Masvidal in Miami last month. In the UFC 287 co-main event, the Brazilian scored a dominant win over ‘Gamebred’. The win was Burns’ second in a row, as he previously defeated Neil Magny in January by first-round submission.
Gilbert Burns promises to finish Belal Muhammad in UFC 288 co-main event: “There is no way he’s going 25 minutes with me”
Harry Kettle - April 25, 2023
Gilbert Burns believes he will be able to finish Belal Muhammad when they meet in the co-main event of UFC 288 next weekend. At UFC 288, the co-main event will see Gilbert Burns battle Belal Muhammad in a huge welterweight title eliminator. The belief, for many, is that the victor will go on to challenge for the championship later this year.
Gilbert Burns calls out Dustin Poirier for UFC 288, 'The Diamond' responds
Cole Shelton - April 17, 2023
Gilbert Burns is looking to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 288. After Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush was postponed, Dana White announced they would be making a new fight to serve as the co-main event of UFC 288. He also revealed the scrap would likely feature Gilbert Burns, and after that, ‘Durinho’ and Belal Muhammad began taking shots at each other on social media.
Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad go back and forth over potential UFC 288 co-main event: "Guy cannot make weight?"
Josh Evanoff - April 17, 2023
UFC 288 might have a co-main event, but that’s still far from official. The card is slated for next month and will be headlined by Aljamain Sterling’s title defense against the returning Henry Cejudo. While the main event is still slated for May, last week, the event took a big hit. Charles Oliveira was originally slated to face Beneil Dariush in the co-main event, but ‘Do Bronx’ pulled out due to injury.
Sean Strickland reveals Belal Muhammad feud began over near-fight at UFC PI: "I'd fight that man to the death right now"
Josh Evanoff - April 11, 2023
Belal Muhammad hopes to face Khamzat Chimaev or Sean Strickland at 185lbs if he doesn't get what he wants at welterweight
Cole Shelton - April 10, 2023
Belal Muhammad is thinking about moving up to middleweight. Muhammad is currently ranked fourth at welterweight but will not be getting the next title shot, as that will go to Colby Covington. Although he has talked about potentially fighting Kamaru Usman next, if that doesn’t happen, he is pondering a move to 185lbs to face either Khamzat Chimaev or Sean Strickland.
Belal Muhammad expects Jorge Masvidal to finish "emotional" Gilbert Burns at UFC 287
Cole Shelton - April 6, 2023
Belal Muhammad thinks Jorge Masvidal will pull off the upset on Saturday night at UFC 287. Masvidal is set to fight for the first time in over a year in the co-main event of UFC 287 as he takes on Gilbert Burns. It’s an intriguing matchup and one Burns is a sizeable betting favorite. Yet, Muhammad likes Masvidal’s chances to win due to the fact that he thinks the Brazilian will fight emotionally.