Gegard wants to fight Gustafsson, Shogun, Machida


Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi spoke with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani recently about who he wants to fight when he arrives in the UFC.

"...I think timing's right," said Mousasi of entering the UFC. "I've done everything outside of UFC - Strikeforce, Japan, kickboxing, mauy-thai, I think the time is now to go, to fight those well known names.

"I'm not challenging (Alexander Gustafsson), but I think that's a good fight. I want to fight him because he's a good fighter; people think he's a good fighter. Shogun, Machida - all of these guys people consider really good fighters, so I want to fight someone that people think is good and I think these match ups are more exciting than against some other opponents and they're top contenders so, I think fighting them would make sense for me the most so I can go earlier to the title shot."

Who do you think Gegard should fight first?


Related MMA gear from the UG Store


Elevation Training Mask 2.0

Elevation Training Mask 2.0

Only $79.99

UFC Elite Series MMA Training Gloves

UFC Elite Series MMA Training Gloves

$89.99 $62.99


tags: UFC   Gegard Mousasi (detail)  video   

Get the MMA Underground app. for iPhone and Andriod devices.
iPhone Application Andriod MMA Underground Application

Recent Comments »

TheMentalisT site profile image  

1/18/13 12:26 AM by TheMentalisT

The king is back! 2013- Year of The Thiaguy

gamer site profile image  

1/17/13 12:04 AM by gamer

How would you feel about Machida vs Mousasi? Who do you think would take it?

DoomFarmer site profile image  

1/17/13 12:04 AM by DoomFarmer


MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

1/16/13 11:55 PM by MasterofMartialArts

Oh shit here we go again.....You look familiar bro?

gamer site profile image  

1/16/13 11:34 PM by gamer

Phil Davis has such amaturish stand up. He doesn't set up his takedowns either and has struggled to take down a lot of his opponents. Mousasi would beat Davis. (Shogun would KO Davis) Especially in 5 rounders. Davis' only hope would be to stall out for 3 rounds and get gifted the win on points because American MMA always favors the wrestler no matter what. Its a ridiculous and biased systemRyan Bader has no chin and loves to stand up fight. You saw what happened in the Tito Ortiz and Machida fights lolRashad has a weak chin too and has never really been that impressive through out his carrer, barring some rare knock outs he has scored on opponents who have under estimated him.Rashad has 4 slit decsions to sup par to average comp. Split decsions that all could have very well went the other way.Rashad hasnt always fought the best and he has still struggled to impressIn his biggest wins he fails to impress and is often losing rounds before scoring come from behind wins etcWhen Rashad did fight the best, he lost in humilating fashion (Machida)Just watch how Rashad struggled against Thiago and an over the hill Rampage. I swear Rashad is one of the most over rated "top" fighters out thereAnd as for Sonnen... Just LOLMousasi could beat all of them or he may get dry humped. But they WONT BEAT HIM (I see Shogun kocking out Rashad and Bader in brutal fashion especially)

gamer site profile image  

1/16/13 11:22 PM by gamer

I would LOVE to see Mousasi fight Anderson at 205If Anderson were to take him lightly at all, Mousasi would beat him

gamer site profile image  

1/16/13 11:18 PM by gamer

Doesnt Mike Kyle have good takedown defence? Mousasi took him down easily and finished him on the ground faster then Big Foot did. Mousasi has great grappling and has improved a lot since the loss to King Mo. He will keep improving. p.s I have seen it said here. Mousasi is kind of like Shogun. Both have great stand up (Mousasi is a lot more technical while Shogun is more dangerous / is a lot more brutal, and has a lot more KO power) BUT both actually have better grappling then striking

Anderson Emelianenko GOAT site profile image  

1/16/13 11:14 PM by Anderson Emelianenko GOAT

if by "work" you mean dry hump, then yes he'd get "worked"

Delorian site profile image  

1/16/13 11:13 PM by Delorian

The fuck? How DARE you!

gamer site profile image  

1/16/13 11:03 PM by gamer

Do you agree that Bader, Davis, Sonnen, Rashad would all work Mousasi like the poster who I was responding to said?I dont agree with that. King Mo is a better wrestler then all of those guys. Great wrestlers would lose much worse to King Mo then Mousasi