Gegard Mousasi Says He Wants To Fight Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz Or Luke Rockhold Next


After his picking up his fourth straight victory, three by way of KO or TKO and all in 2016, with his win over Urijah Hall in their rematch on Saturday night, Gegard Mousasi has his sights set on a big fight the next time he steps into the Octagon.

At the official UFC Fight Night 99 post-fight press conference on Saturday evening after his win over Hall in the main event of the show held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Mousasi noted that he hopes to fight one of three men next: Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz or Luke Rockhold.

For each potential high-profile fighter Mousasi has a different reason why he feels they would make for a good opponent. In the case of Anderson Silva, it appears to simply be a case of wanting to fight and beat “The Spider,” widely considered the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter of all-time and easily the best Middleweight Champion in UFC history. For Nick Diaz, he mentioned it being a good “Super Fight,” indicating that it is a fight that fans would like to see regardless of what it means to a particular weight class, and likely because fighting either Diaz right now would result in a lot of eyeballs on your match. Finally, Mousasi mentioned Rockhold because he feels he would be a good opponent to face to earn the right to fight for the UFC Middleweight Championship, which the Team AKA fighter recently held before being upset by the current title-holder, Michael Bisping.

“Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz as a super fight, that’s a great fight for me; but to get to a title shot, maybe Luke Rockhold,” Mousasi said when asked the usual post-fight question regarding who he would like to fight in his next Octagon appearance.

Mousasi continued, “It depends on UFC. If they give me top-10, top-15, No. 2, I’ll take the fight as long as they give me the next title shot. I’m ready to take anyone.”

Check out the complete UFC Fight Night 99 post-fight press conference by clicking here. For video highlights of the Mousasi-Hall 2 fight from Belfast, Northern Ireland, click here. For complete UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 results, .

H/T to for transcribing the above Gegard Mousasi quotes from the UFC Fight Night 99 post-fight press conference.

Latest MMA News


Why UFC Fight Night 109’s Main Event is Important to Alexander Gustafsson (Editorial)

Alexander Gustafsson faces a stiff test this coming Sunday afternoon, taking on Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC Fight Night 109. And it...

Angela Magana Goes Off on Cyborg: “You F*cked up, Big Time”

After being punched in the face by Cris Cyborg this past weekend at the UFC's Fighter Retreat in Las Vegas, UFC strawweight Angela Magana...

Robbie Lawler: Georges St-Pierre Doesn’t Want to Fight Me

Robbie Lawler's tear as UFC welterweight champion may be over, but he's ready to get back into the Octagon and knock people out again. Lawler's...

Combate 15 Will Feature Rodrigo Vargas vs. Danny Ramirez From Mexico City

Combate Americas returns to Mexico City for Combate 15, as Rodrigo Vargas takes on Danny Ramirez in the main event. The card will go down...

Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Will Air in Select Movie Theaters

Fans unable to get to Madison Square Garden for Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva can still experience the event in a different atmosphere as...
Ben Askren

Ben Askren on Agilan Thani: ‘I Don’t Think He’s at my Level’

Ben Askren doesn't believe Agilan Thani poses much of a threat to his ONE welterweight title. Askren defends his championship against Thani inside the Singapore Indoor...
Matt Brown

Matt Brown on Coaching: ‘I Don’t Feel Like I’ve Taken a Day Off’

When Matt Brown isn't competing, he's enjoying his time coaching other fighters. Brown has had quite the mixed martial arts (MMA) career. There was a...
Stipe Miocic Weigh-In

Stipe Miocic Feels He’d ‘Surprise a Lot of People’ in Boxing Match With Anthony...

Stipe Miocic isn't counting himself out in a boxing match-up with WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Ever since talks of a super...

Kendall Grove-John Salter Scheduled for Bellator 181 This July

Kendall Grove will make his eighth appearance inside the Bellator cage this summer, taking on John Salter at Bellator 181. Grove (23-16) had won two...

Sage Northcutt Returns, Faces Claudio Puelles at UFC 214

"Super" Sage Northcutt returns this summer, as the lightweight will meet Claudio Puelles at UFC 214. Northcutt (8-2) was looking to fight sooner than the...