Sean Brady Says Belal Muhammad And Stephen Thompson Are Running Scared

Rising welterweight contender Sean Brady has claimed that both Belal Muhammad and Stephen Thompson are running scared from him as he tries to land himself a high-profile fight for his next Octagon outing.

The 29-year-old Brady has compiled an unblemished 15-0 career record to date, and that includes five wins in a row since joining the UFC, with his latest victory being against Michael Chiesa on the scorecards back in November of last year.

The No.9 ranked Brady had been scheduled to fight Muhammad back in 2020, but he withdrew from the fight due to a broken nose. However, it seems he believes the UFC is trying to remake the fight, but that the No.5 placed Muhammad is attempting to duck him.

“@bullyb170 I know the ufc is calling,” Brady wrote to Muhammad on Twitter. “pick up the and agree to the fight. Nowhere to run now. I am coming for you.”

“Lol didn’t u pull out of our first flight clown who’s running ..,” Muhammad responded. “It’s funny u got twitter fingers now but went silent when @handzofsteelmma was calling ..there’s 4 guys above me without a fight I’m tryin to fight.”

Brady also called out ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, who is coming off a loss to Muhammad, leaving him ranked at No.7 in the welterweight pecking order.

“@WonderboyMMA, @ufc told you to fight me,” Brady wrote to Thompson. “You flat out said, “no,” because you are scared. U can’t stay in the rankings refusing to fight ranked fighter. Step up let’s go!”

So far Thompson hasn’t responded, but he had indicated recently that he’s eager to face a striker next, suggesting Dustin Poirier and Robbie Lawler has potential dancing partners.

With that in mind, Brady also threw out a couple of others names that he’d be interested in fighting – none other than Jorge Masvidal and Nick Diaz, which in all fairness seems even more unlikely to become a reality.

“If @bullyb170 & @WonderboyMMA don’t wanna fight how about @GamebredFighter & @nickdiaz209, let’s show this division what’s up #bmf#badthingshappeninphilly.”

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