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Wednesday, 05/22/2013, 10:17 am

Gegard Mousasi Eye’s Middleweight Fight Against Vitor Belfort

“There’s a big chance that I will go to middleweight. 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 match ups. 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.”

“To be honest, I believe middleweight will be much better for me. I will give my opponent less advantages. But at the end of the day it’s all about skills. That doesn’t mean that size advantages always win, but like I’ve said, in the highest level, you don’t want to give the slightest edge to your opponent. Everyone is skilled, everyone has abilities. So that’s why I think middleweight will be much more suitable to my body frame. It’s all about the opportunity. I really want to go for this belt. I believe that style-wise, match-up-wise, I match-up much better against Anderson Silva than Jon Jones, but it doesn’t mean that I’m scared to fight at 205. Jon Jones is skilled and so is Anderson Silva, but at the highest levels, when you’re competing against the top levels, you don’t want to give anybody an advantage. So I don’t want to give a weight and size difference advantage also. That’s why I said middleweight.”

Coming off his UFC debut, former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi tells MMAFighting.com that he believes he is a better fit in the UFC’s middleweight division.

In your opinion, is he right?

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