UFC Fighter Belal Muhammad is rightfully upset at fighters mocking other fighters when they get knocked out. The latest target on social media has been Luke Rockhold, who was turned into internet fodder after being knocked out brutally and then kissed by Yoel Romero.
Following the knockout, UFC‘s Chase Sherman posted a tweet asking fans to caption the moment and Belal Muhammad took objection to that.
“Like, when fighters do it, that’s what pisses me off the most, because fighters know what they put into it, You know what we all put into it, how much work we put into it.”
“When Chase Sherman made fun of Rockhold – like, we’re both in the same business. (Sherman has) been knocked out before too. You know how it feels, so you know where Rockhold is in his career right now. So how are you going to sit there and go on Twitter … and egg on the fans and have them make fun of him too?”
“You’ll have a couple fans on social media who call you something stupid – ‘terrorist’ or something stupid like that,” he said. “It’s just those guys with like one follower. They literally make an account just to talk trash for no reason.”
“But I have a lot more good fans than bad fans, so I’ll take that.”
“I was actually still training for like a month (after the fight and injury). We smashed knees, so I was thinking just a normal knee smash and it’d be OK and it was just a bruise or something like that. But I was still training for like a month after that – after the fight – and it was still hurting and still painful.”
“I just cut it out, scoped it out. Right now, I’m back to like 100 percent now. That’s why I came here (to Las Vegas) – to do a final week or rehab at the (UFC Performance Institute). It was cool – just to get everything done.”
“This will be my first time fighting in Chicago – hopefully if I get on (the UFC 225 card),”