Belal Muhammad Believes He’s Next For Leon Edwards After UFC 300 Snub

Belal Muhammad is ready for his welterweight title shot.

Last week, UFC CEO Dana White told the media that UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards had turned down three fights at UFC 300.

“Let me say this. Leon Edwards, Leon Edwards has had like three opponents through this whole thing. Leon Edwards doesn’t say no to anybody,” exclaimed White. “This kid is an absolute stud. He’s had like three opponents thrown at him during UFC 300. Yes, yes, and yes. Was willing to take on anybody. Kid’s an absolute stud. Leon, thank you. Much respect.”

While speaking with MMA Journalist The Schmo, Muhammad revealed that he was not one of the three fighters offered to Edwards for UFC 300. Despite being snubbed for the biggest fight card of the year, Muhammad believes that he will be fighting Edwards next for the UFC welterweight title.

“No, I was never offered that for [UFC] 300,” Muhammad said “But honestly, when I look at it, I try to take a positive with everything. So, what does that tell me is that three guys turned it down. So three other guys just turned it down and if they really wanted Leon Edwards on 300, they know the guy who would’ve said, yeah, and it would’ve been me.”

It’s unclear when Edwards will defend his title but it will likely take place during the UFC’s next UK event some time over the Summer.