For the second time in as many years, UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi is on the sidelines with an ACL. Mousasi was able to pull off a win over last minute replacement Ilir Latifi at the last UFC On FUEL card in Sweden, but he then revealed the injury to the media. In a recent interview Mousasi said he is planning on being in the octagon by the end of the year, and spoke about how he wasn’t sure if it would be at middleweight or light heavyweight. He also said now that he is off crutches he can go out and he do ‘A lot of partying’ while recovering.
Mousasi told MMAJunkie
“I’m planning on the recovery, but I’m planning to party and enjoy life a little bit. In the past, I’ve always been training, always about the sport. Once you have this injury, you discover other stuff. I plan on having a good time.”
“I believe if I go to 185 I’ll be much stronger. At the highest level, you don’t want to give any advantage. If you look at Jon Jones, you don’t want to fight a guy that’s very talented, has the skills, and also has the strength. Then you give too much advantage away. I think that there’s a big chance I will go. If the UFC says, come fight at 205, and if you win two or three times, we’ll give you a title shot. If they say 185, because I was also middleweight champ, maybe win one fight and maybe I can be a contender. Whatever is the fastest way to the belt.”
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