Belal Muhammad is having himself quite the year. A highlight reel knockout this past April, followed up by a Fight of the Night performance in his UFC debut loss against Alan Jouban. Making the statement that all young fighter try to make in their debut, “I belong.” Displaying an iron chin and the ability to get stronger as the fight progresses, it was no brainer for the UFC to bring Muhammad back. We had the chance to talk to the Welterweight before his sophomore fight in Hidalgo, Texas against Augusto Monatano on September 17th.
Belal understands that now is the time to shine and with the first time Octagon jitters behind him. He is ready to get his first UFC win. “Yea. I think that will be a factor. Especially since it’s a quick turnaround. It’s gunna be good to just be more comfortable in there. I got the first fight, get it out the way. I got how it’s gunna be in there. I know the feeling it’s gunna be in there. I know how the mat feels. I know how the cage feels. I know how it feels to have Bruce Buffer say your name…”
Listen to us talk about what it’s like taking a head kick square in the face, giving the fans what they pay for, and what lifes been like up in Milwaukee, WI with Duke Roufus over the last 3 years. You can feel the confidence in Belal’s voice throughout the interview. Confident and ready to earn his first UFC victory.