It is no secret that Muhammad “The Punisher” Mokaev desires to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the elites of BRAVE Combat Federation’s flyweight division, and he has a certain opponent in sight that could help him move closer to his immediate goal.
Mokaev publicly called out Irish standout Blaine O’Driscoll on Instagram, expressing his willingness to volunteer as an opponent for the latter’s plan to move back down to flyweight.
O’Driscoll fought at bantamweight in his promotional debut at BRAVE CF 49: Super Fights this past March, where he dropped a unanimous decision defeat to Jose “Shorty” Torres.
“Welcome to [the] BRAVE CF flyweight roster,” Mokaev wrote. “Let’s dance?”
It did not take too long for O’Driscoll to respond to the challenge of Mokaev.
“Sounds good to me,” O’Driscoll commented in the same post.
The exchange between the two fighters took the attention of BRAVE CF matchmaker Gustavo Firmino, who left a “wide eyes” emoji in the comment section to acknowledge that he noticed the banter.
The social media interaction between Mokaev and O’Driscoll just goes to demonstrate the fervor of competition in the organization’s 125-pound weight class, especially that the bracket has yet to crown a World Champion.
The BRAVE CF Flyweight World Title Tournament is near its grand finale as Ali “The King Puncher” Bagautinov is penciled to take on Torres in the last semi-final matchup at an event yet to be announced—with the victor moving on to battle Velimurad Alkhasov in the championship round.