Belal Muhammad, a contender for the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has recently found himself in the middle of a controversy after being accused of showing Amir Albazi favoritism during the latter’s victory over Kai Kara-France at UFC Vegas 74.
Take a look at some of Muhammad’s tweets praising Albazi by clicking here:
Belal Muhammad Belal Muhammad @bullyb170
What the heck? I believed he came out on top, therefore I don’t understand why you’re upset with my opinion. twitter.com/oceano6661/sta… 155 4
Belal Muhammad Belal Muhammad @bullyb170
There was not significantly more damage caused by Kai, although it came dangerously close.
Kara-France and Albazi engaged in a tough fight over the course of five rounds at the UFC Apex event in Las Vegas. It was revealed, upon the announcement of the judges’ judgment, that ‘The Prince’ had won the competition by securing the victory through a split decision, an outcome that was quite controversial.
A dispute was sparked among the mixed martial arts community as a result of Belal Muhammad’s claimed bias against Muslim participants when evaluating the results of fights. As a result, Muhammad was subjected to a substantial amount of reaction.
The following was stated by user @JoaoBlade7 on Twitter:
“For Belal, if you were a Muslim, you would have won the battle. Only required.”
JD JD @JoaoBlade7 @Boogerbeard1 @bullyb170 @bullyb170 @bullyb170 For Belal, if you were a Muslim, you were victorious in the battle. Only required.
Another user voiced issues that are analogous to these:
“I feel like it’s impossible for you to be unbiased for muslim fighters” @kaiser_StL @bullyb170 “I feel like it’s impossible for you to be unbiased for muslim fighters” It seems to me that it is hard for you to maintain your objectivity regarding Muslim fighters.
1357 1 @marcussession stated:
“Dude I am aware that it is your natural desire to side with the middle eastern fighter; nonetheless, you are fully aware that what occurred there was a theft. There was not even the slightest bit of harm to the surface.”
Marcus Session, Esq., MBA, MPA
@marcussession on Twitter; @bullyb170 on Instagram; Marcus Session, Esq., MBA, MPA Dude I am aware that it is your natural desire to side with the middle eastern fighter; nonetheless, you are fully aware that what occurred there was a theft. On the ground, there was not even the slightest bit of damage.
The user @qpe tweeted:
“If I had to guess, I’d say you thought the Muslim fighter came out on top.”
ape ape @qpe @bullyb170 I’m going to guess that you felt the Muslim combatant would prevail.
A commenter on Twitter with the handle @godesanya305 said that the fight wasn’t even close:
“The fight wasn’t even close, man; stop trying to make excuses for it, and just be thankful that your guy came out on top.”
Godesanya @godesanya305 @bullyb170 Stop trying to find excuses and just be glad that your guy came out on top, the battle wasn’t really close.
@Sam_Ouellet69 questioned Belal Muhammad’s opinions:
Belal Muhammad sees bleak future for the Khamzat Chimaev-Kamaru Usman bout discussions
Many mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are excited about the prospect of Kamaru Usman facing Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294, which will take place in Abu Dhabi. Despite this, Belal Muhammad voiced his doubts regarding the possibility of the fight taking place as planned.
During a recent conversation with The Schmo, the third-ranked welterweight explained his reasoning for why the Usman vs. Chimaev fight won’t take place at 185 pounds. He also highlighted his concerns regarding the possibility of the Chechen-born Swede to make the welterweight limit:
“In my opinion, all of this is just chatter to keep oneself in the headlines and to remain relevant. I can’t wait to see if Usman will engage in another battle. I do not believe that he should move up to 185 because if you beat Khamzat, you will most likely be fighting for the title in the near future. I do not believe that he should make this move. And Kamaru will not be engaging in combat with [Israel] Adesanya… If Khamzat can achieve 170 pounds, that battle would be incredible, but I have my doubts that he can accomplish it.