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Muhammad Mokaev Calls on UK Prime Minister to Halt Gaza Violence

LockerRoom Team
04 March 2024

Muhammad Mokaev showcased his prowess once again at UFC Vegas 87, securing his sixth consecutive win in the promotion with a hard-fought victory over the #7 ranked Alex Perez. The British fighter's unanimous decision triumph propelled him further into the spotlight, but it was his post-fight message that truly resonated with fans and observers alike.

In a passionate post-fight interview, Mokaev seized the opportunity to address the dire situation unfolding in Gaza, drawing attention to the plight of Palestinian Muslims amid escalating violence. As a Muslim himself, Mokaev expressed solidarity with his fellow Palestinians and directly called on UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to intervene and halt what he referred to as "genocide."

"Love to all my brothers around the world! Free genocide, Rishi Sunak stop genocide," Mokaev declared, urging Sunak to take action. "The Prime Minister from the United Kingdom, stop this! At least stop in Ramadan, stop killing our kids."

Mokaev's impassioned plea adds to a growing chorus of voices within the UFC community speaking out against the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Notably, UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev refrained from celebrating his title defense victory at UFC 294 in solidarity with those affected by the violence. Similarly, Khamzat Chimaev shared an emotional message addressing the situation.

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With his bold stance, Mokaev joins the ranks of fighters leveraging their platform to advocate for peace and justice in the face of humanitarian crises. As the violence in Gaza continues to unfold, Mokaev's call to action serves as a poignant reminder of the power athletes wield in amplifying important social issues and driving meaningful change.

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