Two months removed from exacting a dose of sweet revenge on Uriah Hall via a dish served cold – à la ground-and-pound shellacking, UFC number five-ranked 185er, high-payout fighter at betting sites like Red Flush online casino, Gegard Mousasi, is still none the wiser as to who his next opponent will be, if any at this time – an uncertainty that now incenses the 31-year-old Dutchman.

“The Dream Catcher,” speaking with Fox Sports (h/t MMAFighting) rammed his point home with subtle swipes at former divisional champs Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold.

“I wanted to fight Anderson [Silva] and the UFC said ‘well you don’t have a big enough name’ but now he’s fighting Derek Brunson,” Mousasi said. “Luke Rockhold is injured but I see him training all the time. Chris Weidman doesn’t pick up his phone. The UFC offered him that fight a couple of times. [Robert] Whittaker wants to go on holiday for seven months. I don’t know what he’s up to. I’m looking for a fight.”

“[Weidman] says he was offered a couple of fights? Who? Everyone is booked or injured. Whittaker doesn’t want to fight until May or June, that’s what the UFC told me. Who else is there to fight? UFC offered me to him to fight.
“[Rockhold], he says he’s torn his ACL a little bit, and I’m actually afraid to take that fight because he’s still injured. I’m afraid to accept that fight and then suddenly he pulls out and I’m training for nothing. If he accepts the fight and he’s healthy, that’s a good fight for me.”

It’s quite apparent that the former two-division DREAM and Strikeforce light heavyweight champion is at the end of his tether, and made it abundantly clear he doesn’t give a rat’s ass what the hierarchical bigwigs have to say about his willingness to fight, and for that matter, fight anyone.

Truth be told, Mousasi can’t be accused of turning down fights, as of late he’s been quite vocal about his intentions of throwing down with any and all comers.

“They can say whatever they want. I fought [Lyoto] Machida after injury. I went to Sweden to fight [Alexander] Gustafsson but he got injured. I was willing to fight [Daniel Cormier] when Jon Jones got pulled off the card. I was willing to fight Anthony Johnson [at UFC 206]. Of course I wanted to fight Anderson but I think he favors the guys he can beat easier or he believes he can beat easier.”

On the subject of Derek Brunson whose five fight win-streak came to skidding halt courtesy of Robert Whittaker, Mousasi’s assessment of him in that fight was anything but laudatory – more like the full burn treatment.

“Derek Brunson’s stand up is horrible, I’m sorry. The guy is a good fighter but his stand up is just terrible. He’s an amateur fighter stand up wise. It was just a bar fight in his last fight.”

At this point in his career, Mousasi’s so confident in his skill set and the ability to reign victorious, he’s espoused a high reward – low risk mantra, and vice versa.

“I’m ready to take any fight. From No. 1 to No. 15, I’m open. I’m ready to take risks if the reward is there. I’d rather fight somebody in the top five rather than somebody in the top 15, but I’ll fight anybody.

“If I fight the right fight, I’m a bad matchup for everyone. I feel I have the best stand up. Luke Rockhold’s not going to take me down. Chris Weidman’s not going to take me down. Their wrestling is great, but they have to set it up with strikes. Heavyweights cannot take me down at this moment so no middleweight is going to take me down. All I can say is I’m very confident. I’m looking to fight those guys.”

All Mousasi wants is to catch a dream fight, or a fight at best. And across the world, fans are virtually waiting at casinos like Red Flush online casino to put their money on him.

So, will someone (the UFC brass) give this man a Fight!!!

  • Ryan Q

    Uhh… He’s fighting Weidman at 210.