While all the allegations of low fighter pay against the UFC keep on getting fueled by many fans and figures of combat sports, Muhammad Mokaev is one of the few people that think otherwise of the world’s biggest MMA promotion. Mokaev, who is just 21-year old and hence, the youngest fighter to join the current roster of UFC fighters, is going to make his UFC debut this weekend in front of his home crowd at UFC Fight Night London, headlined by UFC heavyweights Tom Aspinall and Alexander Volkov.
Mokaev is 23-0 as an amateur and 6-0 as a professional mixed martial artist and is the 4 time International MMA Federation champion. Mokaev is facing a very tough prospect in Cody Durden who is 12-3-1 in his overall MMA career and has finished 10 of his 12 wins. The age difference between both the fighters is of 9 years as Durden is 30 years old. Originally from Dagestan, Russia, Mokaev left his birth nation and became a refugee in the United Kingdom alongside his father around his late childhood.
Muhammad Mokaev sees through the hard work done by the staff in helping fighters with every query and facility
As the fight week for UFC Fight Night London is going around till this weekend, Mokaev takes time on Twitter to thank the UFC for all the hospitality he has experienced so far as a fighter for the event. Mokaev will be fighting Durden in the prelims of the fight card.
On Twitter, Mokaev basically wrote: “UFC doesn’t get enough credit what they’re are doing behind the scenes, amount of staff are working and helping fighters with everything Don’t just look at the wages of a fighter, look how much they’re investing behind the scenes! Thank you @ufc and all staff!”
What do you make of Muhammad Mokaev talking about things about the facilities provided by the UFC that remain backstage and hence doesn’t come to the world’s notice easily, do you think he is right? What do you see in Mokaev’s potential, do you think he will become the youngest UFC champion on the roster? Who do you think wins between Mokaev and Durden?