Now that Gegard Mousasi have avenged his stoppage loss to Uriah Hall last September, the middleweight contender is hoping he’ll stop hearing about, and or seeing, that memorable defeat.
Mousasi took out Hall in the opening round of UFC Fight Night 99 on Saturday, by taking the feared striker down and pounding him with punches. The win went down approximately 14 months after Hall put away Mousasi in highlight reel fashion at UFC FN 75.
After Mousasi recorded his 41st win this weekend, yes, he has 41 wins…”The Dreamcatcher” said this (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“First fight, he won fair and square,” Mousasi said. “I give credit to Uriah, he stepped up, he gave me a rematch. I have to respect that. He’s a nice guy. But this is behind me, I’m tired of that stupid highlight every time I see that stupid kick in my face. I’m tired of it so I can put it behind me. I’ll look forward to go for the title soon.”
Fair enough, although, chances are the UFC will continue to chuck that highlight into trailers and promotional vids. Mousasi was also asked about who he wants to fight next, if he isn’t tapped for a title shot. The decorated fighter named Luke Rockhold, but he also said he’d be interested in fighting Nick Diaz or Anderson Silva, if a bout with a top contender isn’t tabled.
Mousasi has won four straight fights now, and has gone 8-3 in the Octagon thus far. UFC FN 99 took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.