Gegard Mousasi blasts his fellow middleweights for refusing to fight him

January 17, 2017 5:27 am by Tom Taylor
Gegard Mousasi

Gegard Mousasi is looking for a fight. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to find one. Despite being willing to fight pretty much anyone in the UFC middleweight rankings, he still hasn’t been scheduled for a scrap.

In a recent interview with Fox Sports, Mousasi shared his frustrations, putting his fellow middleweights on blast for refusing to fight.

“I wanted to fight Anderson [Silva] and the UFC said ‘well you don’t have a big enough name’ but now he’s fighting Derek Brunson,” Mousasi said. “Luke Rockhold is injured but I see him training all the time. Chris Weidman doesn’t pick up his phone. The UFC offered him that fight a couple of times. [Robert] Whittaker wants to go on holiday for seven months. I don’t know what he’s up to. I’m looking for a fight.”

“[Weidman] says he was offered a couple of fights – who?” Mousasi continued. “Everyone is booked or injured. Whittaker doesn’t want to fight until May or June, that’s what the UFC told me. Who else is there to fight? UFC offered me to him to fight.”

“[Rockhold], he says he’s torn his ACL a little bit and I’m actually afraid to take that fight because he’s still injured. I’m afraid to accept that fight and then suddenly he pulls out and I’m training for nothing. If he accepts the fight and he’s healthy, that’s a good fight for me.”

At this stage, Mousasi just wants to fight. He’s willing to fight anyone in the top 15, and he’s confident that no matter who they are, he can beat them.

“I’m ready to take any fight. From No. 1 to No. 15, I’m open. I’m ready to take risks if the reward is there. I’d rather fight somebody in the top five rather than somebody in the top 15, but I’ll fight anybody.”

“If I fight the right fight, I’m a bad matchup for everyone. I feel I have the best stand up. Luke Rockhold’s not going to take me down. Chris Weidman’s not going to take me down. Their wrestling is great, but they have to set it up with strikes. Heavyweights cannot take me down at this moment so no middleweight is going to take me down. All I can say is I’m very confident. I’m looking to fight those guys.”

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This story first appeared on BJPenn.com on [1/17/2017].


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