Gegard wants to fight Gustafsson, Shogun, Machida

Monday, January 14, 2013

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?