Muhammad Mokaev is not pleased with David Dvorak accepting a short-term fight with the newly-debuted UFC fighter.
Steve Erceg, the former Eternal MMA flyweight champion, is unchallenged on his UFC debut after Clayton Carpenter and Matt Schnell withdrew. As a result, Dvorak entered combat with Erceg on June 10.
Meanwhile, Mokaev, 12th UFC flyweight, had hoped to get a top 10 contender, but he wasn’t successful. Over the past few months, Mokaev has accused Dvorak, who ranked tenth, of dodging him.
After ‘Undertaker’ accepted the fight against Erceg, Mokaev expressed his disappointment on Twitter by saying:
“Imagine him saying I’m not at his level And only being allowed to show the true colors that come from these ‘class’ fighters”
Mokaev last fought on March 18, defeating Jafel Filho by submission in the third round. ‘The Punisher’ fell in with a number of dangerous submission attempts, including a deep knee strike, but the rising flyweight opponent pulled through and won.
Since then, the 22-year-old has keep calling out fighters ranked ahead of him. Despite his brave efforts, Mokaev failed to secure matches against Dvorak, Manel kape, Alex Perez and Brandon Royval. With that said, ‘The Punisher’ won’t give up until he finds an opponent to propel him towards a 125-pound title.
Muhammad Mokaev offers to fight Tim Elliot if the latter wins on June 3
On June 3, Tim Elliot returned to action against Victor Altamirano. The UFC’s eleventh flyweight is defending his spot against the under-ranked Altamirano but is hoping to take on someone ahead of him in his next bout. Before his fight at UFC Vegas 74, Cody Durden phoned Elliot on Twitter by saying:
“Let’s win this weekend @TELliott125. I will root for you! Then let’s talk business.”
Elliot responded by saying:
“I lost, however I want to fight the guys above me in the rankings at some point!”
Muhammad Mokaev saw the Twitter exchange as an opportunity to grab a higher-level opponent. Mokaev responded to Elliot’s tweet by saying:
Since his UFC debut in March 2022, Muhammad Mokaev has won 4 straight fights, including 3 close-quarters wins. 22 years old hopes to become the youngest UFC champion of all time, but he doesn’t have much time left to beat Jon Jones’ 23-year-old record.