We might not hear him speak up often, but when he does Gegard Mousasi doesn’t hold back. And he didn’t yesterday when speaking of one of his old foes.
Recently signed to Bellator was the MMA legend and former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida.
In 2014 Machida defeated the current Bellator middleweight champion, Mousasi to earn his shot at the UFC middleweight title against the then champion, Chris Weidman.
Since that bout, Mousasi has shared that he feels Machida may have had the edge in their fight due to some aid of banned substances and dirty tactics. Something that Mousasi continued to touch on when speaking on the MMA Hour yesterday.
“He was slippy as f*ck. If you put oil on your body, the next day you sweat it out and you’re slippy as f*ck. I’m not [the] only [one] saying that; you can ask Luke Rockhold, he said he was slippery too and I went five rounds with [Machida].
I was watching the video back and when I have his back he was shiny as f*ck and he had a six-pack like 15-year-old virgin boy. Then I saw his last fight with Vitor Belfort and he was fat as f*ck. What you can see, you can see. I’m not blind, go back and watch the fights.”
Two years after their bout, Machida would end up getting suspended by USADA for failing a drug test.
Now that the two are under the same roof once again and Mousasi is now champion, a rematch could end up happening down the line. But if it does happen the champion wants the challenger to get some extra drug testing.
“He had a six-pack a few years ago and since USADA came he doesn’t have one anymore. I don’t want to talk about it. People always say I’m a bad loser. I’m not a bad loser, I’m saying I fought people that were on steroids, you dumb motherf*ckers, what can’t you understand about that?
Rematch? 100 percent. And if we have a rematch, we should be tested the same as USADA. Blood and urine…because he’s a cheater, 100 percent he’s a cheater.
I want to do it the same way. So far, the commission has been doing a good job so everything has been fine. I think with Machida they should do extra testing and especially blood [testing] because I don’t trust that guy.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/3/2018