TUESDAY NEWS DIGEST 10/24: Mousasi talks about his fight at Bellator 185, Velasquez talks about Jon Jones’ PED usage, Poirier to sell fight kit for slain officer’s family


Gegard Mousasi talks about his fight at Bellator 185

Gegard Mousasi was on the MMA HOUR and talked about his fight against Alexander Shlemenko this past weekend at Bellator 185.

On if he was happy with the fight: “No, not at all. But he punched me right in the eye in the first minute so I was fighting on instinct, trying to survive, I was fighting with one eye for almost three rounds so it didn’t go the way I wanted, but a win is a win. To the haters, they can suck it.

“I have a pretty long one, they can all get in line and suck it.”

On the after effects of the fight: “I’m trying to survive, I cannot see anything. Yesterday, I was walking in New York, I was stumbling. I couldn’t even walk. I fought three rounds. I don’t know what people are talking about. Maybe they should go instead and fight in the cage. They’re sitting behind the computer eating potatoes and they have all their opinions, but let them do that.”

On his first experience fighting under the Bellator banner and his critics: “I watched Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone lose and he doesn’t get as much sh*t as I get. They talk about I lost to Uriah Hall and I lost to ‘Jacare’, but both of those guys I have a win over also. So every time they go back and they always discuss if I’m a good fighter or a bad fighter, after 50 fights, I think I’ve proven that I’m a good fighter. What are they talking about? But you can’t fix stupid.”

“I’m not pissed off. I don’t care. I’m going to eat lobster. I’m going to sit in my farm, drive a tractor and my car. Who cares about these guys? I made my money. I have a better life than all of these bums.”

“If I win my next fight, they’re all going to forget the last one,” Mousasi said. “That’s how the memory of these idiots work. They have short memory. They’re like goldfish or something.”

“They all can suck it. Take a line, take a ticket. I have enough for you all.”

Grocke’s POV: Gegard Mousasi gives zero fu*ks, and it’s great.

Cain Velasquez talks about Jon Jones’ PED usage

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was interviewed by reporters in a media scrum in Seoul, Korea and talked about Jon Jones competing while on steroids.

“It all comes down to people being dirty. Like, our gym, me, Daniel, we don’t need extra substances to make us better. We do it by working hard. We’ve done this since we were kids. We learned how to train, and train right, and go out there and be competitive. So, if you bring steroids or just some kind of performance-enhancing drug into it — if it’s not allowed, it’s not allowed. We want everybody to be on the same page, so for him to do that, for Jon Jones to do that, that’s bullsh*t. That’s f*cking bullsh*t. Why?

“Did you not want to lose to Daniel? Is that what it was? Why?”

“We want everybody on the same playing field,” Velasquez said. “When we go out there, we want it to be even as far as that goes, and having it come down to training, preparation, and being able to fight. The guy that goes out there and shines on that day is the guy who’s going to win, and it’s generally from working hard and being prepared — and not from anything else.”

Dustin Poirier to sell fight kit for slain officer’s family

Dustin Poirier headlines the UFC Fight Night 120 card against Anthony Pettis on November, 11. Poirier has stated that he will be selling his fight kit in an effort to raise money for Lafayette, Louisiana Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook.

Below is Poirier’s Facebook post along with a link to his page.

I will be selling my fight kit from my upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night 120. All of the proceeds will be going directly to the family of Corporal Michael Middlebrook, A 9 year veteran of the Lafayette La police dept. Who lost his life in the line of duty earlier this month. He left behind a wife and 3 daughters.
I will post a link to purchase immediately following my fight November 11th. Thank you all for your support.


Grocke’s POV: Kudos to Dustin Poirier for doing this.


MMA News Notebook

Goiti Yamauchi has signed a new long-term deal with Bellator.

Alexander Shlemenko plans to contest his unanimous decision loss to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 184.

Due to the World Series, this week’s episode of the Ultimate Fighter will not air. The show will return next Wedmesday.


Fight Announcements

Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker is set for UFC 219

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