UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi will take on Uriah Hall this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Japan.
It’s a big step up for Hall and for Mousasi it’s a fight that he’s the favorite to win. However, it’s never good to over look an opponent, no matter who it is. That seems to be the case for Mousasi, who’s already talking about a big fight after he beats Hall.
He told FOX Sports that he expects either a title fight or a big name fight after this weekend. If he does win he’ll be on a there fight win streak.
Here’s what he had to say:
“I was just happy that I’m fighting. I want to keep busy, I’m happy that I’m fighting in Japan. After this, if I win, of course, and I 100-percent believe I’m going to win, I hope to get a top guy. Maybe get a title shot. A guy like Michael Bisping, Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva — those are the guys that make sense. The other guys I’ve beaten. It would make sense to fight one of those guys after this. I like Vitor, I even trained with him, he’s a nice guy. When I say I want to fight Vitor or Michael Bisping or Anderson Silva, it’s because they are high-profile names. They are very high-ranked and they will get me a title shot. (Vitor Belfort) wants to get a title shot if he beats Dan Henderson, and that doesn’t make any sense. He just lost to Chris Weidman and he says after he gets past Dan Henderson he wants another title shot. Come on. It’s not possible. If I beat Uriah Hall that makes three wins in a row for me. If he beats Dan Henderson, that fight makes perfect sense.”
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