Sean Brady is confident in his ability to win a grappling match against Belal Muhammad.
“It’s a good run, don’t get me wrong,” Brady said.
“But even if you look at the grappler that he fought, Demian Maia, Demian Maia is a jiu-jitsu guy. He’s not a grappler. He’s never been good at takedowns; his takedown accuracy was like 23 percent. The dude was pulling guard and scooting towards people.
“I’m a different animal of taking people down and controlling them and ground and pound and submissions, and I feel like it’s gonna be a lot different. It’s gonna be something he’s never experienced before. Just like people talk about what Khabib feels like, you don’t know until you feel it. These guys don’t know. Until I grab them, they’re not gonna know what they’re in for.”
Muhammad is a betting underdog despite his impressive divisional wins. The former UFC lightweight champion will be on Muhammad’s side, but according to Brady, that won’t assist him.
“Belal’s good. He’s good at what he does,” Brady said.
“But I just think I’m better at what he does, and I think they just made some tactical mistakes that I’m not gonna make.”
He added, “He’s not Khabib. Islam is not Khabib. Khabib’s Khabib, and Khabib’s lost as a cornerman, and he’s gonna lose again on Saturday night. Guys in Khabib’s camp have lost, so the only one who’s undefeated is Khabib. Belal is not undefeated, and he’s gonna catch another L on Saturday.”