For a solid chunk of time it appeared as though Gegard Mousasi was a middleweight legend in the making with wins over the likes of Hector Lombard and Ronaldo Souza. However, “The Dreamcatcher” decided to move up to 205 pounds and stay there, preferring to avoid the rigors of cutting weight while coasting along on pure talent.
Now a member of the UFC roster, Mousasi is amongst MMA’s elite light heavyweights and also has a few fighters in front of him as far as the climb to contendership goes. As such, it looks like the 27-year old is considering a drop back down to his old divisional home.
“Hey everybody, what you think about if I go to 185? I am curious what people think about this idea,” wrote Mousasi recently on Twitter.
Mousasi is 34-3-2 in his career and has only lost a single time in the last six years. 29 of his victories have featured a stoppage with a respectable split at eighteen knockouts and eleven submissions. He successfully outpointed Ilir Latifi on less than a week’s notice earlier this month at UFC on Fuel 9 and is presently in the process of healing up from a serious knee injury sustained leading up to the bout, a situation possibly giving him some extra time to slim down if so desired.
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