Muhammad Mokaev Becomes One Of The Youngest Fighters To Sign With UFC
One of the most talented prospects from Britain just joined the UFC.
Muhammad Mokaev signed in the UFC, and is one of the youngest fighters of the promotion at 21 years old.
“I want to make my own history,” he told BBC. “Youngest UFC champion to show kids you can come from nothing. It’s very important to remember where you came from.”
“Sometimes you have to go to these refugee centres and see these kids, see their eyes, clothes, food in the fridge to remind yourself of the final goal.
“To not stop halfway. To go all the way. To stay hungry and motivated.”
Professionally, he has six victories and one NC against Georgian fighter, Ibragim Navruzov, but his amateur record is even more impressive.
He fought 23 fights as amateur since 2015 and earned 23 victories without any defeat or draw.
Many believes that Mokaev is flyweight division’s Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“Muhammad is a flyweight I had been keeping an eye on for quite some time,” UFC flyweight matchmaker Mick Maynard said.
“He is very experienced at only 21 years old with almost 30 fights when you combine amateur and pro bouts. He is undefeated, dynamic and very charismatic.”
“Muhammad sees himself as a flyweight Khabib. He is a perfect fit for this young, fun division.”