Jake Hadley revealed that Muhammad Mokaev blocked him on social media again.
A massive rivalry is brewing in the UFC flyweight division between two rising prospects. Hadley and Mokaev both fought at UFC 286, securing wins inside the distance. After taking out Malcolm Gordon in the first round, ‘White Kong’ called out ‘The Punisher,’ claiming that the latter is scared to fight him. The Birmingham native followed up on Twitter by saying:
“Mokeav blocked me again”
After earning a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series, Hadley lost his promotional debut against Allan Nascimento. He went on to win his next two fights, solidifying himself as a prospect to watch.
Meanwhile, Mokaev holds a 4-0 UFC record, including three wins by submission. ‘The Punisher’ continues to voice his goal of becoming the youngest UFC champion, but he’s running out of time at 22 years old. Jon Jones holds the record from his 2011 win against Mauricio Rua at 23.
Take a look at Jake Hadley calling out Muhammad Mokaev on Twitter:
Muhammad Mokaev isn’t interested in fighting Jake Hadley until they are ranked
Muhammad Mokaev vs. Jake Hadley has been a matchup discussed since both fighters joined the UFC. The problem is that Mokaev seems focused on fighting a ranked fighter next to continue focusing on becoming the youngest champion in promotional history.
During his UFC 286 post-fight press conference, ‘The Punisher’ had this to say when asked about potentially fighting Hadley next:
“To be honest, I want to fight tough guys. There’s tougher guys. Matheus Nicolau, there’s [Amir] Albazi, there’s top 10. I want to fight hard guys who knock me down, I get up, I want guys like this.
“Going backwards, he’s exactly [the same level] as Malcolm Gordon. I think that he’s nothing special, but if he enters the top 12, 11, it’s possible. But no, I go back again, I beat him, and then they say, ‘You beat Jake Hadley. He’s like a crackhead from Birmingham.”‘
Although they have a lot to prove, Moakev and Hadley seem destined to be ranked flyweights. Considering both fighters are young and exciting, it wouldn’t be shocking to see them fight in the future, especially considering their rivalry continues to gain tension.