Bellator MMA Middleweight Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. defeated Mousasi to win the gold at Bellator 223, but Mousasi believes he fought somebody who was using monkey steroids.
“That guy looked like a horse,” Mousasi said at the Bellator 228 post-fight press conference (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting). “You guys are reporters but you don’t even report on that. You can see a difference with a picture of him and then he looked like he’s muscular when he’s 35. You guys can watch, you should report that. Take a picture next to each other, it’s day and night difference. That’s not even a little bit of steroids. That’s like monkey steroids. You guys go check it out. I can post pictures for you guys if you want. He looked twice as big at the weigh-in. His nipples were hard like a woman. Watch it, I’m not kidding. I’m not trying to be funny. He could have given milk to babies.”
Lovato Jr. did pass all drug test conducted in the lead up to the event, despite the alleged hard nipples and accusations of monkey steroid usage.
Mousasi wants to face Lovato Jr. one more time, with Mousasi promising a knockout victory or he will retire.
“Next fight I’m going to kill him,” Mousasi said. “I swear to God if I don’t knock him out, I don’t count it as victory. Because I know what I can do and he will die, literally. You will see. I will knock him out 100 percent. I guarantee you that. If I lose [the rematch], I’ll retire I’ll promise you. I’m not kidding, because I’m not trying to sell a fight. I know what I can do. Next fight will be extra special because I’m going to be an extra special boy.”
It is unknown is an alleged monkey steroid using hard nippled middleweight champion is able to be beaten by a non-monkey steroid using non-hard nippled fighter like Mousasi.