“Merit doesn’t always garner you…”: Daniel Cormier shares thoughts on Belal Muhammad after being robbed of UFC title shot
Several esteemed fighters, including Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman, and Gilbert Burns are among the expected vying for the crown. In the UFC, the welterweight division is undoubtedly one of the comparative ones. A fact that is well-known among fans and fighters alike. Nevertheless, one fighter has been causing quite a stir in the division. The one who is now being touted as a potential title contender is none other than Belal Muhammad.
Daniel Cormier however has cautioned him to stay grounded. All are watching with bated breath in anticipation of the next worthy contender, who will emerge soon.
Belal Muhammad: Overlooked and Underrated, But Ready for the Championship Spotlight”
Since joining the UFC in 2016, Muhammad has built an impressive record within the promotion. Having recently garnered attention for his remarkable 9-fight unbeaten streak. Despite his seemingly exceptional accomplishments. He has been often overlooked for a title shot, much to the chagrin of his fans and supporters.
UFC President Dana White, however, seemed to dismiss former champion Daniel Cormier’s remarks about Muhammad deserving a shot at the title. Cormier, for his part, is well-aware that merit alone does not always guarantee a fighter a chance at the championship.
In one of his recent YouTube videos, Cormier voiced his belief. He thinks Muhammad deserves a title shot based on his merit and win streak. But other factors often come into play in the world of combat sports.
He stated, “Honestly, in business sometimes, merit doesn’t always garner you what you think you deserve.”
While Muhammad may have one of the most impressive win streaks in the division. Other fighters like Masvidal and Covington have the potential to draw much larger crowds and bring in more revenue.
The Welterweight Warrior Who’s Proven His Mettle Against the Toughest of UFC’s Titans, But Can He Claim His Long-Overdue Shot?
Despite the adversity, he’s faced. Muhammad’s well-rounded skill set and unwavering tenacity have led him to triumph and win over some of the toughest opponents in the sport, such as Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson. His most recent display of dominance came against Sean Brady, which earned him a well-deserved KO victory.
Although he has been snubbed for a title shot. Muhammad’s captivating fighting style and impressive win streak make him a fighter to watch out for in the UFC.
In conclusion, Belal Muhammad’s impressive win streak and diverse skill set may make him a deserving candidate for a title shot.
The harsh realities of the enterprise side of combat sports cannot be ignored. As aptly put by Daniel Cormier, “merit doesn’t always garner you what you think you deserve” in this industry. However, with his exhilarating fighting style and unyielding pressure.
It is only a matter of time before Muhammad gets his chance to establish himself as a champion in the UFC.
As fans and fighters alike eagerly await the next prospect for the welterweight title, the question stays: who will ultimately rise to the occasion and claim the highly coveted championship belt?
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