Exclusive: Belal Muhammad: "I Know Colby Covington's Not Getting That Title Shot," Talks Tim Means, Sydney, Jesse Taylor-USADA

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Belal Muhammad has found his groove in the UFC by winning three of four fights, and he already has his career mapped out. 

Muhammad is set to face 14-fight UFC veteran Tim Means in Sydney, Australia far away from either man's backyard. Despite the extensive travel he faces, he doesn't see his in-cage experience lasting too long and could see a quick turnaround.

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"I see me getting a finish. I have a lot of new tools, new weapons. I'm getting more comfortable in the cage," said Muhammad to Fightful.com's James Lynch. "I know Usman doesn't like his opponent. So if he wants to change his opponent, I'll be going over there, too. I know Colby Covington isn't getting that title shot, so if he needs somebody, I'm down with that, too."

The 11-2 Muhammad was slated to take on Jesse Taylor, who was flagged by USADA and pulled from the bout. Muhammad told Fightful that he saw Taylor making excuses on a recent episode of The MMA Hour.

"It's pretty funny man. He was on there mumbling," Muhammad said before joking about Taylor's excuse being a Chinese supplement. "Everybody uses that excuse. You just need to come out and say it. I want to see that person who says 'I cheated.' You don't look like that. What is he, like 40? You're not going to look like that. Obviously you're taking something illegal."

In the full interview, Belal Muhammad (12-2) discusses his upcoming fight against Tim Means (27-8-1) at UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 18. Belal also talks about facing Means instead of Jesse Taylor, his training camp and who he wants to fight next. 

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