Gegardi Mousasi hints at move back to middleweight


Gegard Mousasi has fought as a lightheavvyweight and a middleweight, but upon entering the UFC stayed in the 205 lb. division, most recently winning a unanimous decision over Ilir Latifi at the UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Sweden. However, coming into the UFC the level of competition will be the hardest Mousasi has fought tonight and fighting in a weight class above could prove to be a difficult task. Mousasi recently questioned whether or not a move back to middleweight would be the best for his career:

Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) , who's 21-1-1 over his past 24 fighters, hinted at a potential move down to middleweight.

"Hey everybody, what you think about if I go to 185?" he tweeted today. "I am curious what people think about this idea."

The 185-division isn't uncharted territory for the 27-year-old, who previously held DREAM's middleweight title after winning the organization's grand prix in 2008. However, he later signed with Strikeforce, where he held the organization's title in the light-heavyweight division. All of Mousasi's recent work has come in the weight class.

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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

4/19/13 5:54 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

I don't really want to see Gegard lose to Jon. I'd rather see him just take his current momentum to 185 now.

Haulport site profile image  

4/18/13 10:41 PM by Haulport

Honestly since Jones has basically run the division I'd like Gegard to stick around 205 and see if he can't get a shot at Jones before he goes to 185.

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

4/18/13 10:33 PM by MasterofMartialArts

I like this guy

Jack_Bauer site profile image  

4/18/13 5:17 PM by Jack_Bauer

  What about Jon Fitch, Aaron Simpson and Sexyama?  

Jack_Bauer site profile image  

4/18/13 5:13 PM by Jack_Bauer

"mulling it over" imo.....

hubris site profile image  

4/18/13 2:18 PM by hubris

well so much for him moving up in weight

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

4/18/13 2:15 PM by Bobby Lupo

Bader, Davis, jones, Evans, Chael.

Unclemac1 site profile image  

4/18/13 1:32 PM by Unclemac1

anyone remember him back in the DREAM days saying he thought he would eventually end up in the HW division? sick!

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

4/18/13 11:59 AM by MasterofMartialArts

I think he could make a statement in either class, but he looks better at 185 IMO. I would love to see him fight the winner of Vitor/Rockhold. We could finally get to see Mousasi/Belfort!!!

I_Bungalo_Baboo_Babies site profile image  

4/18/13 11:23 AM by I_Bungalo_Baboo_Babies

Definitely a good fit