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Sean Brady campaigns for former foe Belal Muhammad to get title shot: ‘There’s nobody else’

Sean Brady would be surprised if someone other than Belal Muhammad got the next title shot.

Muhammad (23-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) handed Brady his first-career loss when he stopped him by TKO at UFC 280. He has since defeated former title challenger Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 which was dubbed as a No. 1 contender bout.

Despite rumors of a fight against welterweight champion Leon Edwards at UFC 300, Muhammad is yet to receive an official word on a title fight. Brady can’t see any other option than Muhammad, who’s unbeaten in his past 10 fights.

“I’m happy for him that he went on, beat Gilbert – he’s going to fight for the belt next,” Brady said on “The Joe Rogan Experience.” “They haven’t announced it, but there’s nobody else. He deserves it. He’s beaten the most guys in the top 10. He deserves it, and I think he has a good chance of doing really well. It’s there for him. He deserves it, and he should get it and I’m happy for him.”

Brady (16-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) rebounded from his loss to Muhammad with a dominant submission of Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on ESPN 52. Although he believes he’d get the best of Muhammad in a rematch, Brady doesn’t understand why fans can’t get behind him.

“I don’t know why he gets so much hate,” Brady said. “He’s not a bad dude. He trains f*cking hard. … He gets a lot of hate, but I’m happy for him. That’s going to be a good fight.”

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie