Gegard Mousasi is currently riding a two fight winning streak, but it was the last loss he suffered to Uriah hall that he can't shake from his mind.
Mousasi’s last loss as a pro was a knockout loss to Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 75, one that Mousasi believes was a fluke, something he explained while speaking to the media after his UFC 204 win over Vitor Belfort.
“Uriah Hall was a fluke. Anyone who knows anything about this sport knows it was a fluke. I hope to get that rematch one day. I’m top five…If I fight Derek Brunson, Robert Whittaker, Vitor Belfort, I’m the favorite. So you tell me? Is it a popularity contest? We can do a catwalk. (Expletive),” said Mousasi.
Mousasi recently defeated Vitor Belfort at UFC 204 and he now has his sights set on UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping.
“I’ll fight Michael Bisping. With his performance tonight? I like Michael Bisping. But you guys know I can beat Michael Bisping. I will jab his face the whole night. Easy,” Mousasi said.
Mousasi did compete at the historical UFC 200 event and earned a TKO win over Thiago Santos at the event, but it was current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier that Mousasi nearly entered the cage against.
“It was me or Anderson at that moment – there weren’t any other guys to choose from. Anderson had just come from an operation, laying on his couch. They woke him up, gave him some medical tests, and they gave him the title shot. He wasn’t able to go five rounds, so he chose three rounds, and he was just happy holding on for three rounds to survive. At that time, I also deserved to fight for the belt, if it was (between) me and Anderson. So I don’t know. My time will come. My time will come,” the middleweight said.
It has only been a few days since Mousasi defeated former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Befort, but that has not stopped him from think about who he wants to be in the cage with next.
“They could give me an easy fight, like Uriah Hall. Or I get a tough fight, one of the four (contenders)…Circumstances play a big factor. I think in my last six performances I’ve been dominating everybody. It was a little bit rough in the beginning, coming off an injury and being an idiot and taking a fight against (Alexander) Gustafsson. I tore my ACL. My knee was popping out. I took that fight. I had surgery, and I came back and fought (Lyoto) Machida, who cheated, who was greased up, and good for him, he’s suspended. It’s stupidity. Now, I’m a little bit smarter. I’m not going to take any fight that’s not going to make sense for me. But I can fight anybody. I’m in my prime now,” said Gegard.