Titan FC 38: “Carl vs. Muhammad” comes to Miccosukee Casino in Miami, Fla., TONIGHT (Sat., April 30, 2016), streaming live to UFC Fight Pass subscribers starting at 7 p.m. ET. The main event features a name familiar to both World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) fans: American Top Team (ATT) standout Steve Carl, who will bring a career record of 22-4 to bear against the undefeated (8-0) Belal Muhammad.
Carl was formerly the WSOF Welterweight champion, a title he lost to Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 9, after which point he seemed to disappear from the scene for a bit. That’s because he was filming TUF 21 in South Florida. To the surprise of many, he did not get an official fight in UFC after the season’s end, but he’s one of several well-regarded fighters UFC seemed to overlook.
Carl has big opportunities ahead like the inaugural Titan Welterweight title, though, so he doesn’t seem too dismayed that UFC didn’t give him a chance after TUF.
“I wasn’t too surprised y’know. I had bad performances and it just kind of speaks for itself. I totally understand the reasoning behind it — they actually didn’t pick up many at all from that season. The season itself was great. I definitely think that season had more talent on it than most.”
Carl doesn’t blame anybody but himself for his lack of success on TUF — he knows exactly why he fell short.
“I was quite out of shape before I came down for that show and got on there. I had no motivation because I couldn’t get a fight from World Series, and I wasn’t really training a whole lot because my training partner had suffered a knockout and he was out. I wasn’t a part of ….View full article
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