Gegard Mousasi Says UFC Contract Offer Wasn’t Good


Gegard Mousasi competed at UFC 210 and he got a controversial TKO win over former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.

That was the last fight on his UFC contract and the middleweight contender says the most recent contract offer from the promotion wasn’t very good.

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“It’s not good,” Mousasi said on UFC Tonight. “We don’t like it.”

According to Mousasi, the UFC has just over a month left for exclusive negotiation rights, because the fighter would be free to negotiate with whomever he wants when that period ends.

Mousasi, despite being a free agent, did attend the UFC fighters retreat and was a little taken back by some of the things that he saw.

“It was fun, but then Kobe Bryant comes, he talks about investing $100 million, and you have fighters sitting there who make $10,000 (show money) plus $10,000 (win bonus),” Mousasi said. “So, it didn’t make any sense. Other than that, it was great and they treated us very well.”

While Mousasi didn’t capture any gold under the UFC banner, the Dutch striker did win the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Title and the DREAM Middleweight/Light Heavyweight Title in his career. Mousasi also has a past relationship with Scott Coker, who is the current president of Bellator MMA.

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