Belal Muhammad X Cain Velasquez
Belal Muhammad doesn’t have a fight booked, but he went to get some coaching at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA).
“Remember the name” Muhammad, who trains out of Chicago, recently traveled to the world-renowned mixed martial arts (MMA) gym, AKA, in San Jose, California, to train. While he was in town, he got to work with former UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who recently got his murder trial postponed.
Velasquez wasn’t the only fighter Muhammad got to train with. Former Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier also made appearances at their long-time gym for wrestling practice.
Unfortunately, all we got was a picture of them and no footage.
This wasn’t the first time the current No. 1 Welterweight contender has trained with some of the AKA alumni. He trained with Nurmagomedov before his UFC 280 fight with Sean Brady (watch highlights).
Muhammad is coming off a unanimous decision win over former Welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns from earlier this month at UFC 288. The win has earned him a title shot; however, he has to wait for Leon Edwards and Colby Covington to fight later this year…that is, if Muhammad doesn’t steal his title shot.