Belal Muhammad is a proud Palestinian. The 33 year old is undefeated in his last six fights and is currently ranked at #9 in the welterweight division.
He doesn’t currently have a fight booked but he knows exactly who he wants to fight:
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 12, 2021
Muhammad was born and raised in the US but both his parents are from Palestine and he has been an outspoken advocate of the country. Strickland is currently without an opponent for UFC 268 after Luke Rockhold pulled out with a back injury.
Strickland was so incensed by the tweet that he threatened to attack Muhammad on sight next time he sees him in Las Vegas. He is currently ranked at #7 in the middleweight division and the Palestinian is so desperate for the fight to happen he seems to be willing to move up in weight.
Should the UFC matchmakers grant Muhammad his request? There is certainly no love lost between the two men.