Khamzat Chimaev responds to callout from Belal Muhammad: “You number one bullsh*t, I need 1 minute to take your head”

By Harry Kettle - December 24, 2021

Khamzat Chimaev has laughed off Belal Muhammad after the latter challenged him to a welterweight showdown.

Khamzat Chimaev

It’s been said by UFC president Dana White that nobody wants to fight Khamzat Chimaev and based on recent evidence, there’s every chance that’s true. “Borz” is already 4-0 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and in 2022, many fans and pundits believe there’s a good chance he will compete for the welterweight title.

In order to get to that point, though, he has to win one or two more bouts and really cement his status as one of the best 170-pounders on the planet.

Someone who also believes they fall into that category is none other than Belal Muhammad, who is coming off the back of a nice win over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson last weekend.

Muhammad previously said the following about a match-up with Chimaev.

“It makes sense for anybody in the division,” Muhammad said. “He has the most hype in the division right now. He has that (Conor) McGregor X-factor stardom right now, where the fans think he’s untouchable. The boss thinks he’s untouchable. They all think it’s just a matter of time before he becomes champion. So for me, if I beat him, I steal all of his hype, and I think it’s worth more than beating anybody ranked in the division. Beating him is probably worth more than beating Colby Covington just because of all the hype he has right now.”

Now, Khamzat Chimaev has given Muhammad what he wants – a response, as well as an apparent acceptance of his challenge.

Do you think we will see Belal Muhammad vs Khamzat Chimaev? If so, who would you expect to come out on top and would the winner get a shot at Kamaru Usman? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments, BJPENN Nation!