Gegard: Belfort knows it’s inevitable we’re going to meet in the Octagon

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi was recentl interviewed by the Brazilian language site Tatame, and discussed his desire to fight Vitor Belfort. Specifically, Mousasi wants Belfort on Dec 28, with the winner getting a shot at the Weidman vs. Silva rematch.

“The reality is this – Silva vs Weidman II is going to have to happen first on December 28th,” said Mousasi. “Vitor has to wait for a title shot no matter what.  I know the UFC wants to see this fight happen as they offered it to me for UFC Belo Horizonte in September.  I could not take the fight because I just had surgery.  So, it is inevitable that Vitor and I are going to have to meet first to determine who the #1 contender is.  So my opinion is that we should also fight on December 28th on the same card as Anderson v. Weidman II to determine the #1 contender spot for the UFC middleweigh title.”

“It is as simple as this.  Vitor and I were supposed to fight in the past for both Affliction and now the UFC.  Vitor knows that it is inevitable that we are going to have to meet in the Octagon”.