“You have one ranked win, I have four” Belal Muhammad claps back at Gilbert Burns’ remark over UFC ranking

Gilbert Burns questioned Belal Muhammad’s standing in the welterweight division, and in return, Belal Muhammad gave his response to Burns in a short tweet.

Gilbert Burns returned to the octagon after a nine-month absence and defeated Neil Magny in less than five minutes in Rio de Janeiro’s Jeunesse Arena yesterday. However, prior to the fight, Burns took a shot at Belal Muhammad for not fighting him in the UFC 283.

“The fight was even offered to Belal Muhammad. That was the fight the UFC wanted to make, but he was one of these guys – ‘Oh, I’ll fight him, but not in Brazil, not right now, not on that date,’ and Neil Magny stepped up and he took the fight.” said Burns.

Gilbert, the number six welterweight fighter in the rankings, made his UFC debut in 2014, and after ten years, his record is 13-5. On the other hand, Belal is currently ranked fourth and has a record of 12-3. The Brazilian voiced his skepticism regarding Belal’s ability to take his rank without first defeating him.

“He was offered to fight in Brazil, and he turned it down. Crazy because he got my place in the rankings without beating me. When the fight was offered, he declined it. That’s another story. But yeah, we might see each other soon.” Burns added.

‘Remember The Name’ defeated Stephen Thompson, Vicente Luque, and Sean Brady in his last three fights to move up to fourth place in the rankings, with all three fighters ranked in the top ten. In contrast, Durinho’s most recent defeat came at the hands of No. 3 Khamzat Chimaev and his most recent victory came against No. 15 Neil Magny.

“Lol because [you] have one ranked win and I have four. And [you] begged for Masvidal fight for the last seven months.” Belal tweeted.

It’s unclear whether Belal will face Burns anytime soon. However, after Gilbert defeated Magny, he promptly challenged number five Colby Covington to a fight.


Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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