VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi once again gets the Thug Life treatment

May 27, 2017 1:53 pm by Chris Taylor
Gegard Mousasi Thug Life

VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi once again gets the Thug Life treatment

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi is currently the most coveted free agent fighter in all of mixed martial arts.

Mousasi is riding a very impressive five-fight win streak which includes two stoppage wins over former UFC champions.

Gegard’s most recent win came at last month’s UFC 210 pay-per-view event where he scored a second-round TKO victory over former division title holder Chris Weidman.

Gegard Mousasi Vitor Belfort

Prior to that, Mousasi had scored knockout victories over Thiago Santos, Vitor Belfort and Uriah Hall respectively.

While fight fans are hopeful that the UFC can come to terms with Gegard on a new contract, the surging middleweight contender recently revealed that the promotions latest offer was “not good”.

“It’s not good,” Mousasi said (transcription via “We don’t like it.”

“I think I earned [a better contract]. If you’re one of the best fighters you should get paid. Sometimes it’s about nationality. Sage Northcutt I just heard is making ($75,000/$75,000) and the guy is a beginner. Don’t tell me it’s a fair sport. It has to be something with rankings, if you’re one of the best you should get paid as one of the best. I’m up there…I’ve earned what I should get.”

“We want to sign with the UFC. The UFC wants to sign also, so I don’t know. They should pay,” he said. “I’m co-main event all the time, so it’s not like people don’t know me.”

If the UFC can come to terms with Mousasi, it is likely that Gegard will fight former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in his next octagon appearance.

Check out the following video where Gegard Mousasi gets the “Thug Life” treatment, this after he trades insults with current middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

Who do you think would win in a pivotal middleweight scrap between Luke Rockhold and Gegard Mousasi? Sound off PENN Nation!


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