Mousasi wants Belfort fight at middleweight

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gegard Mousasi debuted in the UFC with a less than impressive win over Iliar Latifi at the UFC on Fuel TV 9 in April. Since then he has expressed an interest to move back down to middleweight and is looking for a high profile fight:

“There’s a big chance that I will go to middleweight,” Mousasi revealed to MMAFighting.com “It all depends on the fights that I’m going to get. If I’m going to get a big name at middleweight, I’ll probably go down.

“It’s all about matchups. Let’s say they’re going to give me somebody like Vitor Belfort that’s maybe a contender. That’s the kind of fight I want.”

Mousasi fought much of his early career in Japan at middleweight, and easily tipped the scales at 204 pounds without cutting weight for his UFC debut.

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