UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi has really gone on to make some loud and clear statements recently.
The former Strikeforce, DREAM, and Cage Warriors champion just finished Vitor Belfort at UFC 204 by TKO in the second round and made a statement with his performance to the middleweight division.
Mousasi has also made headlines with his recent interaction with MMA superstar Conor McGregor. Mousasi recently told FloCombat that the UFC featherweight champion tweeted a violent message to him, threatening him with a knife.
On Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, Mousasi told host Ariel Helwani more about the twitter beef.
“That ginger is f–king retarded,” Mousasi stated. “I think, you know, in an interview I mentioned about respect or whatever. He texted me on Twitter. So I said, ‘what are you going to do with your 50 kilos?’
“You know he was like being philosophical or whatever the f–k he was writing,” Mousasi added. “Something like, ‘a knife is lighter than a pound. It will cut ear to ear’. Whatever the f–k he was writing. That guy is a bum. He’s a 60-kilo guy. What the f–k is he going to do. If he’s face to face he’s not going to say that. You know Twitter gives some people courage.”
Helwani asked Mousasi if he was sure that it was really “The Notorious” that wrote the message to him on twitter.
“Yeah it was him,” Mousasi said. “It came from his official (Twitter) account.”
With Conor McGregor scheduled for his UFC 205 title fight against UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, it sounds like “The Notorious” has been a bit sidetracked with this exchange with Mousasi.
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