Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Belal Muhammad after UFC Fight Night 187 no contest?

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(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Leon Edwards after UFC Fight Night 187 no contest?)

Belal Muhammad’s main event debut went awry Saturday when his UFC Fight Night 187 bout with Leon Edwards ended in a no contest.

Muhammad (18-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) took a horrifying eye poke from Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) in the second round of their welterweight headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and he was unable to continue so the fight was waved off.

Although it wasn’t a loss for Muhammad, it wasn’t the leap forward in the 170-pound hierarchy that he was hoping for in a big spot for his career.

Thankfully, Muhammad said there’s “no permanent damage” to his eye, but one would image some time off will be required for him after the gruesome poke.

What comes next for Muhammad now? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future after UFC Fight Night 187.

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