Belal Muhammad Details a Humbling Experience With UFC Lightweight GOAT Khabib Nurmagomedov

Published 03/11/2021, 6:11 AM EST


Belal Muhammad will fight Leon Edwards in the main event of a UFC Fight Night event this weekend. ‘Remember The Name’ is coming off a win against Dhiego Lima in his last fight. This weekend’s fight will be his first UFC main event.

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Muhammad had a special partner in his training camp ahead of his fight with Edwards. It was none other than UFC lightweight champion, Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov. ‘Remember The Name’ revealed how great of an opportunity and experience it was for him to spend some time with the great Russian legend.

Speaking with The Schmo, Muhammad said, ” Just to have a champion and a guy like that. Who’s the best in the world at what he does. Speak highly of me, even like telling me about my last fight. I’m like, you’re like, Oh, dang, you watched my last fight. It’s just it was just amazing.

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It was like humbling. It’s cool. To know that legends like that are watching you and they pay attention to you too. And man, just being able to get ideas and work with them a little bit. It’s like priceless,” he added.

‘Remember The Name’ was unwilling to share more details of his meeting with Nurmagomedov. But he also posted the same on his Instagram, talking about how great of an experience it was for him.

Can Belal Muhammad upset Leon Edwards this weekend?

Since his 2019 decision loss to Geoff Neal, Muhammad has picked up 4 consecutive wins over the likes of Curtis Millender, Takashi Sato, Lyman Good, and Dhiego Lima respectively. The Roufusport trainee has a complete fighting style.

But one might argue Muhammad hasn’t fought anyone like ‘Rocky’ yet. Edwards is a cream of the crop contender in the UFC welterweight division. He is currently on an 8-fight winning streak and is looking to get a title shot with a statement performance this weekend.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 13: (R-L) Belal Muhammad punches Dhiego Lima of Brazil in their welterweight fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

So, Muhammad will have to show the best version of himself to date inside the Octagon if he wants to come out triumphant. And considering the complete arsenal of skills Edwards possesses, it’s tough to undermine the possibility of a win for the Brit this weekend. Some advice from Khabib Nurmagomedov could prove handy at the UFC Apex.

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What did you make of Belal Muhammad’s comments about Khabib Nurmagomedov training with him?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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