Gegard Mousasi says he would drop to 185 if offered Anderson Silva

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FastKnockout
1/8/13 11:37:00AM
Strikeforce light heavyweight star, Gegard Mousasi, discusses upcoming fight with Mike Kyle and future options.

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sparky
1/8/13 11:39:26AM
Shit I'm sure a lot of fighters would but the fact is to fight Anderson at MW you have to earn it
Bubbles
1/8/13 12:23:36PM
would be more competitive than almost any other Silva opponent
bjj1605
1/8/13 12:45:30PM
He would have to drop to 185 FIRST and then earn the offer.
airkerma
1/8/13 1:41:14PM
And Nick Diaz would step up to 185 to fight Silva...what's your point?
Goatenstein
1/8/13 1:41:30PM

Posted by sparky

Shit I'm sure a lot of fighters would but the fact is to fight Anderson at MW you have to earn it

Like Sonnen earned a shot at Jones?
infestructure
1/8/13 2:26:12PM

Posted by Bubbles

would be more competitive than almost any other Silva opponent



This. Silva makes everyone look bad. Gegard has beaten Lombard, Manhoef and Hunt, all guys, who scare the shit outta me.
jay98107
1/8/13 2:41:45PM
Even though Gegard hasn't earned it, I would love to see this fight. One of the great talents in the sport and still only 27. Only 1 loss in 6 and a half years, and I don't think there's much shame in getting outwrestled by a guy who used to be the #1 ranked American in his weight class.
tcunningham
1/8/13 2:57:03PM
gegard has not been active enough lately. he's not what he used to be. i think he could be a great fighter and a force at the MW div. but he needs to fight top guys and train with top camps.
Budgellism
1/8/13 3:18:50PM

Posted by tcunningham

gegard has not been active enough lately. he's not what he used to be. i think he could be a great fighter and a force at the MW div. but he needs to fight top guys and train with top camps.



This. I was all aboard the Mousasi hype train during his Dream run but he's been out a year now and to me he hasn't really stood out too much during his time in Strikeforce. I will say this though. Mousasi looked better at Middleweight imo. I wouldn't mind seeing him go back there.
BillsNewAccount
1/8/13 3:23:55PM
Moussassi is 32-3 with one of his losses coming from when he beat the ever loving shit out of Mo off his back. He's done more than enough to prove he is an elite fighter.

I didn't hear half as many complaints when they set up Bonnar v Silva. I know a title fight and a last minute 'save the card bout' is different but my goodness.
SamPan
1/8/13 3:46:33PM
Can I get some clarification? Would he move to 185 to fight Silva or would he lose the weight simply out of fear?
Dberntson
1/8/13 3:46:35PM
The only 205# to earn a shot at Andy is Hendo. He earned it back when he knocked Bisping's head off. The outcome of that fight didn't fit with Dana's plans and that was one of the reasons Hendo left for Strikeforce. I would rather see Dan get Jones, but if the UFC wont book that fight, give Hendo Silva.
BillsNewAccount
1/8/13 4:25:43PM

Posted by SamPan

Can I get some clarification? Would he move to 185 to fight Silva or would he lose the weight simply out of fear?



You must be talking about someone else. Gegard is the guy who picks his nose before massacring people in the cage. I'm pretty sure he hasn't felt anything... Ever.
jae_1833
1/8/13 4:57:06PM
No! Really!?!? Tell me more...
TeamDEY
1/8/13 5:12:08PM
Hilarious comment. Mousasi stands no chance. I mean were talking about the same guy who went to a decision with Jardine. The guy is a bum.
isk
1/8/13 6:30:36PM
At least we know he could make the cut.
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bootyclause
1/8/13 6:50:35PM
The people on the Mousasi bandwagon are still clinging to the old Pride era bias against UFC.

To say that Mousasi is somehow clearly better than Sonnen, Okami, Hendo, Franklin, Forrest, etc is just crazy. There's just no evidence of that.

If he came into the UFC as a MW he would have to pay his dues big time. Win at least 3 fights if not more to get a shot at Anderson. No way he deserves any fast track to the title.
Pookie
1/8/13 7:19:19PM
I think some of you guys are severely underestimating how good Mousasi actually is.
ThaAxeMurderer7
1/8/13 10:33:08PM

Posted by TeamDEY

Hilarious comment. Mousasi stands no chance. I mean were talking about the same guy who went to a decision with Jardine. The guy is a bum.



Wow. You're not even close. Not even in the same fuckin galaxy. As another member said earlier, Gegard is 32-3-2 in his career with finishes over Jacare (upkick but still), Babalu, Hunt, Manhoef, Kang and Sokoudjou. Far from a "bum."
Also, anybody who watched that fight with Jardine knows that Mousasi won that fight by absolutely beating the shit out of him. As for fighting AS, sure, he would be the underdog but so would nearly every one of the 7 billion people on planet earth right now.
sbulldavid
1/8/13 10:42:04PM
I'm still a huge Mousasi fan but he needs to beat a good wrestler before he earns a shot, I think of him as a poor mans Anderson, still would like to see him fight Vitor like they were supposed to in the past.
Bubbles
1/8/13 11:52:19PM

Posted by TeamDEY

Hilarious comment. Mousasi stands no chance. I mean were talking about the same guy who went to a decision with Jardine. The guy is a bum.


uhhh so what? Is Chuck Liddell a bum for losing to Jardine?
george112
1/9/13 5:12:15AM

Posted by Pookie

I think some of you guys are severely underestimating how good Mousasi actually is.



This x1000

Mousasi is no joke and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if he came to the UFC and became a top 3 in which ever weight class he chose
MoparJR253
1/9/13 12:22:02PM
He needs to be at 185 anyways. Hes always looked a little flabby and said that " he wasnt really training before" if thats true and he is actually training now by pro mma fighting standards he should continue to lean out. If i were to guess he only cuts 10-15 pounds to make 205. Hes has tons of potential and id love to see him matched up with Costa once he transitions to the UFC. That would be a great technical standup fight. And a slow build to really show where Gegard is... i think Costa is a tough fight for anyone right now.
MoparJR253
1/9/13 12:27:05PM
All i know is that the top of 205 division for the most part are beastly wrestlers. If Keith Jardine can take you down with that much ease... the top guys wont have a problem. Id pick Gegard to lose to Evans, Davis, Bader, Hendo, Machida, Gustafson, Bones pretty handily. Top guys at 185 have more strikers than wrestlers besides Yushin..
infestructure
1/9/13 3:19:55PM

Posted by TeamDEY

Hilarious comment. Mousasi stands no chance. I mean were talking about the same guy who went to a decision with Jardine. The guy is a bum.



Dude. First of all, don't call anyone a bum, especially when you are sitting miles away anonymously, secondly, he's done far more than you, probably in many different fields. Whereas you type insults from your mothers basement. Thirdly, did you do any more research than looking at his wiki page?

Kingsmasher is gone , we don't need anyone trying to fill his place.
prophecy033
1/9/13 4:01:24PM
Gegard is much better suited at 185 imo. He's a solid fighter with submission skills and good stand-up. Im interested for the simole fact that its a new face in the Middleweight division
isk
1/9/13 9:37:05PM
In all seriousness, I'm in no way underestimating how good Mousasi is. He hits hard and smooth, he's got a legit submission game, and despite his appearance he's got crazy grip including a mean guillotine.

I do think he's good enough for a UFC shot, but the problem's that his gameplans tend to be rudimentary, leaving a huge hole in his main weakness - wrestling. I think Evans, Davis, Machida, and Gustafsson would run respective trains on him, and hell, I'd give Bader even odds to boot.

185s a little different both due to the size difference and the lower number of skilled wrestlers there, but I think he still gets taken by a healthy Ronny Markes.

In other words, I'd want to see significant strides in his gameplanning and wrestling before offering him a shot against Anderson right away. It's possible, right, I was actually surprised to see he's only 27, but he might also be in that mold of BJJ strikers who put too much confidence in their submissions.