With every period passing, new fighters draw inspiration from the final. Belal Muhammad is a chief instance, taking inspiration from Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre for their sportsmanship and the means they by no means converse in poor health of their opponents. He even cited Colby Covington for instance, taking a shot at him for his trash-talking methods on UFC Unfiltered.
Recently, Muhammad engaged in a short chat with Matt Serra and Jim Norton, recapping the final pay-per-view of the 12 months. During the episode, the co-hosts highlighted that regardless of being the dangerous man who talks trash about his opponents, Colby Covington successfully markets himself as a sellable and poster-worthy determine. This technique not solely brings him title photographs but additionally garners important consideration.
Muhammad countered it with examples of GSP and Khabib Nurmagomedov, who by no means spoke in poor health about their opponents. They constantly centered on their work, dominated the sport, amassed thousands and thousands of followers, and racked cash luggage. He said,
“I believe the day and age we’re in now the Twitter world with the trolls and all this dumb stuff the place guys wish to be trash talkers. But for me, I’m by no means gonna pretend something. I’m not going to take a seat there and be out of character. Because, at the finish of the day, my legacy and my household are the ones that really matter to me. So to go on the market and embarrass myself like Colby, who has to go that low. Like bro, who raised this man? This man seems silly.”
Furthermore, he additionally said that younger youngsters look as much as athletes. It’s not good to trash speak as a result of they take inspiration from their sports activities heroes. Instead, he highlighted his inspiration from GSP and Nurmagomedov, who approached the sport with a give attention to combating fairly than partaking in trash speak. He added,
“GSP by no means had to try this, he by no means needed to do the trash-talking. Khabib by no means needed to do the loopy trash-talking. They did it in the cage with dominant performances. That’s what I’m doing with dominant performances.“
There are many causes to like sports activities heroes, from their mindset to their self-discipline. Talking about Muhammad, he loves the GSP and Nurmagomedov for by no means trash-talking and as an alternative giving performances that talk for themselves.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre Share Deep Mutual Respect
Two years in the past, “The Eagle” shared a video on his YouTube channel whereas sitting at the Arnold Sports Festival in 2021. During the video, GSP appeared out of nowhere to shock the Dagestani fighter and pretended to choke him. After realizing it was GSP, each laughed and hugged and then Nurmagomedov shared that the final time he met GSP, he had choked him, so GSP tried to reciprocate.
Subsequently, Nurmagomedov shared that GSP was his father’s favourite fighter, and he all the time beloved to look at him. He said it was an honor to share the stage with him. To this, GSP was overwhelmed, and he additionally praised Nurmagomedov for his dominant profession, the place he confronted no losses and retired with an ideal document, which is never the case.
In the violent sport of bloodshed, it’s heartening to see fighters having mutual respect. This is precisely what Muhammad was pointing fingers at.