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As their lightweight title fight at the landmark Desert Force 24 event in September draws closer, Mohammad Triki responds to his opponent Yousef Wehbe’s allegations that he is not worthy of the title.
Triki (4-0) is returning to the cage after a long hiatus since he dethroned the former champion Tareq Hamdi at Desert Force 16 in March 2015.
After hearing the MMA community’s brash comments, Mohammad Triki spoke with ArabsMMA.com and pointed out that his long absence was due to events that were out of his control, asserting that he was ready to fight at any time.
“Concerning my absence, it was not up to me to decide. I had two fights scheduled, the first in April and the second in May, and both were cancelled for unknown reasons. So this is a technical problem with Desert Force, and it has nothing to do with me”
Triki continued with a message to his doubters, stating that the talks actually makes him stronger:
“As for the talks, they really boost my energy and keep me up. All champions in history have been through the same talks same criticism.”
“If I am not the real champ at 70Kg, then no one is a real champ. These statements are not rational, and they target Desert Force credibility.”
“It took me two years of hard work to earn the tittle its was not easy at all for me. I fought the best Desert Force champions including Tareq Hamdi who was the champion of this division. I am a former Muay Thai champion as well and my victory is not out of the blue.”
And to Yousef Wehbe, Triki added:
“And for that person who is called Yousef Wehbe, I have many thing to tell him, but I will wait for fight night. We Moroccans do not speak much, we let our actions speak for themselves.”
Desert Force 24 takes place this September at the IPIC Arena in Abu Dhabi, marking the promotion’s 4th visit to the United Arab Emirates. The main card streams live on MBC Action.