Gegard Mousasi has spoken about potentially meeting Vitor Belfort, but the highly ranked middleweight doesn’t seem to agree. Belfort wants fights that bring him to the next level and doesn’t see that in Mousasi.
“This division [is full] of great athletes,” said Belfort on Sherdog Radio. “If Mousasi wants to fight someone, go fight Luke Rockhold, go fight Michael Bisping. He has to prove himself. That’s how it is in this sport, you have to earn it. If you want something, earn it and I did.”
This year, Belfort has beaten Bisping and Rockhold. He needed the second round to stop Bisping’s title hunt and finished Rockhold in the opening minutes.
In his UFC debut, Mousasi defeated Ilir Latifi as a last minute replacement. Mousasi spent time in DREAM and Strikeforce before joining the UFC.