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With one fight left on UFC contract, Gegard Mousasi wants No. 1 contender match next … on his terms – ‘This is important’

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Gegard Mousasi picked up his fourth straight win this past weekend (Sat., Nov. 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast, northern Ireland, taking out Uriah Hall in the first round via technical knockout (see it again here). Afterward, “Dreamcatcher” stated that he wanted a fight that would get him close to a championship bout, or, at the very least, a “super fight” against either Nick Diaz or Anderson Silva.

That said, Mousasi revealed on “The MMA Hour” that he isn’t in a hurry to step back into the cage; in fact, he likely won’t resume fighting until March of next year. And when the time comes, he’d prefer to face Luke Rockhold in what will mark the final fight of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract.

“I’m not scared to fight anybody, you just have to be smart,” he said. “I’d rather face Luke Rockhold, somebody like that, because I feel there is much more to gain. I have one more fight (left on current contract) I believe. If I fight Luke Rockhold, and I beat him, then I am the next contender. That’s my goal, that’s my plan. So if they want to or not, they have to re-sign me, I believe.”

Mousasi’s plan is to fight out his remaining contract without signing an extension. However, he will only accept a bout when he’s ready and on his terms. In other words, he won’t take another last-minute bout like he did against Hall, which Mousasi says he only did because Dana White asked him personally.

“I’m going to fight my contract out because I feel confident I can beat anybody,” he said. “But, I am going to take it when I’m ready. I am not going to rush it. It’s my last fight and until I’m ready. I’m ….View full article

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