Belal Muhammad Shares Update On Eye Following UFC Vegas 21
Belal Muhammad has given an update on the condition of his eye following UFC Vegas 21.
On March 13, UFC Vegas 21 took place inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, Muhammad shared the Octagon with Leon Edwards. This was widely considered to be the biggest fight in Muhammad’s career.
The bout ended on a sour note. Edwards accidentally poked Muhammad in the eye. Muhammad couldn’t continue and the bout was ruled a No Contest.
Muhammad took to his Twitter account to give a positive update on his eye.
My heart is shattered my first main event ended like that but Gods the best of planners im sorry to the fans and the @ufc you deserved a full fight.. Alhamdillah the vision is coming back and no permanent damage to the eye I’ll be back and want to run it back @Leon_edwardsmma pic.twitter.com/5xsvhmZ5Uh
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 14, 2021
“My heart is shattered my first main event ended like that but Gods the best of planners. I’m sorry to the fans and the UFC, you deserved a full fight. Alhamdulillah, the vision is coming back and no permanent damage to the eye I’ll be back and want to run it back.”
It’s a tough break for Muhammad, who was riding a four-fight winning streak. Had he beaten Edwards, he would’ve likely found himself in the top five welterweight rankings. Edwards holds the number three spot, while Muhammad is number 13.
After the fight, Edwards told reporters that he isn’t interested in a rematch. In fact, “Rocky” feels his next bout should be for the 170-pound title.
Muhammad responded during an interview with TMZ Sports (h/t BJPenn.com).
“My message to him is, if you’re a man, take the rematch. I literally took this fight on three weeks’ notice coming off of a fight, coming off of injuries, didn’t care about them, to give you the respect because I know you needed a fight and an opponent. So I sat there, went through another camp, went through another weight cut, made championship weight to give you this fight. I promoted the fight, I pushed it. So give me the respect as a man, as a fighter, as a martial artist, so let’s do this. That wasn’t a real win. That wasn’t really a fight. We literally had one round. If you’re a man, if you’re a real contender, if you think you’re a real champion, then you gotta beat everybody. You gotta beat me to earn the title shot.”