Belal Muhammad is making headlines for a surprising fan interaction. This incident occurred shortly after his last bout against Gilbert Burns at UFC 288, as he awaits his shot at the title following Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards.
Muhammad recently shared a video on Instagram, capturing a moment when a fan asked him to deliver a kick. The caption read, “When keeping it real goes wrong.” The video suggests that it wasn’t just one person who experienced the pain of the kick; another man was seen on the floor nursing a sore leg.
Despite Muhammad’s impressive win streak, it appears that not all fans are in his corner.
Muhammad has been on an undefeated streak in his last ten UFC appearances, with his only loss coming against Geoff Neal in the undercard of Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw. In his most recent five outings, he emerged victorious against formidable opponents such as Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque, Stephen Thompson, Sean Brady, and Demian Maia. All these stars, except for Maia (who has retired), still hold positions in the top 15 of the welterweight division.
Muhammad’s recent outing against Gilbert Burns was taken on short notice, and he has not accepted any since, as the UFC considers him a potential candidate for the next title shot. Shavkat Rakhmonov has recently called out Muhammad.
During the recent card headlined by Sergei Pavlovich and Curtis Blaydes, Muhammad expressed his willingness to facein the middleweight division if he doesn’t receive the title shot.
He mentioned two potential opponents: Khamzat Chimaev and Sean Strickland. Muhammad already has a feud with Strickland, and he had a lively exchange with Chimaev on social media.
Belal Muhammad is also known for his YouTube show, “Remember the Show,” which he hosts with Jason Anik, the twin brother of Jon Anik. The show has gained popularity thanks to engaging games that guests participate in.