Belal Muhammad swore to demolish Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 and earn a chance at the title. In the co-main event of the pay-per-view Muhammad and Burns agreed to a five-round welterweight fight on short notice. UFC President Dana White has already declared that the winner of this fight will face the victor of Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington.
Currently Burns is the favorite to win, but Muhammad is confident in his skills and believes he will triumph and earn the promised title shot. Muhammad expressed his conviction during a UFC promo video, saying, “I believe that I am certainly undervalued and underestimated by many fighters and even the UFC. I think they don’t understand my value; I am the greatest fighter in the welterweight division, and I will do whatever it takes to win that belt.”
Muhammad has been working tirelessly to reach the top, and he is now presented with an opportunity to prove his worth. He wanted to face Khamzat Chimaev, Jorge Masvidal and a title fight, but Burns was chosen over him. Muhammad believes that Burns has been taking everything he has worked hard for and the only way to claim what he deserves is to take it from Burns. He stated, “He has never seen anyone like me, he has never fought anyone like me. Now, he is facing someone who is hungry. I want that belt so badly, there is nowhere for him to run and hide; the king has arrived, and I will defeat him.”
UFC 288 with exciting fights
If Muhammad defeats Burns at UFC 288, it would be challenging to deny him a chance at the title. He is currently ranked fourth in the welterweight division, and he hasn’t lost since 2019. Moreover, he is on a ten-fight unbeaten streak.
Gilbert Burns is fired up and ready to take on Belal Muhammad in the co-main event of UFC 288