In an interview with MMAJunkie Belal Said,“I still don’t understand why Colby’s getting the title fight. Yeah, it was a great fight, but you got your jaw broken and you’ve been sitting on the sidelines ever since that fight.”
“I want Colby more than anybody,” Muhammad said. “The hatred I have for that guy is levels above Leon. Of course I want Leon back just because the way that one ended, but Colby’s still a level above him.
Belal Mohammad is currently ranked 9 in the division & colby is currently ranked 1 in the division so technically the chances of making the fight are very low. bUt here’s the thing Belal is coming off an impressive wins against damian maia.
All the above ranked guys are already scheduled to fight so it makes sense for belal to take a shot at colby,maybe he will get the shot or maybe not, but it will help him to get colby fight once colby fight usman for title & that will assure belal a title shot. it seems belal is making his way for title shot very smartly.
As far as we know till date Kamaru is not interested in giving a shot to Colby but Despite colby’s inactivity compared to other top names in the division, UFC president Dana White maintains that Covington is next in line for a title shot.
Stephen Thompson & Gilbert Burn are fighting on UFC 264 then Vincente Luque & Michael Chiesa are scheduled to fight at UFC 265, Leone Edwards just fought so he wont be available. So thats why it make more sense for Belal Vs Colby.