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Icon for every Muslim: Belal Muhammed heaps praise of Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Calendar Icon05 April 2022

UFC star Belal Muhammed has heaped praise on former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov after training with the Russian MMA star.

In his recent interview with AbzTalks, Belal noted that Khabib is an icon for every Muslim out there.

“Honestly it was amazing. I started this camp over there, I was there for 10 days down there with him [Khabib Nurmagomedov] and his team. He’s such an icon, a huge mentor for any Muslim fighter, or if you’re a Muslim in general. Just to see the way he holds himself the whole way. The way that the whole world sees him as such a humble guy and he’s truly that even in person,” Belal said (h/t SportsKeeda)

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Belal trained with Khabib ahead of his fight with Leon Edwards at UFC Las Vegas 21 and compared Khabib to Michael Jordan.

“Being able to actually train and move and learn from him was even better too because you’re learning from the G.O.A.T. You’re learning from the Michael Jordan of your sport. The guy that all these guys are, imagine like younger basketball players get to play with Michael Jordan in his prime. Khabib’s still in his prime. He’s not like he fell off or anything like that. He’s a beast and I got to roll with him, got to train with him, and got to get under his coaching,” he added.

Belal currently holds a professional MMA record of 20-3 to his name and is coming off wins against Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia.

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