HomeFighter Talk Gegard Mousasi Talks UFC in Sweden 2 Bout With Ilir Latifi In Pre-Fight Interview Bruno April 4, 2013 Fighter Talk 9 Comments Gegard Mousasi Talks UFC in Sweden 2 Bout With Ilir Latifi In Pre-Fight Interview. Tweet Pin It TUF 17 Fighter Bubba McDaniel Talks About Broken Bones From Uriah Hall Punch Ilir Latifi Pre-Fight Interview For UFC In Sweden 2 Gegard Mousasi Fight 9 Comments tobes April 4, 2013 Big props to Mousasi for taking the fight against a no-name local fighter. Gegard has a lot to lose and nothing to gain. Stylistically this is also a dangerous match-up for Mousasi (going up against a talented wrestler), but if he can’t beat Latifi, then he doesn’t deserve to fight for the title later. Not sure how much choice he was offered. Surprised no other bigger name or top 10 LHWs wanted to fill in. The chance to fight Mousasi could be big. Calvancante or Manuwa come to mind. UFC evidently wanted to keep a Swede in the main event. Log in to Reply Yomommamoto Norifumi April 4, 2013 Gegard is the man. Both Latifi and Mousasi are ++respectful. It’s refreshing to see it’s genuine. Mousasi said it and he realises he’s in an impossible position: he has nothing/very little to gain winning and everything to lose losing. They’ve never, to my knowledge treated a fighter this disrespectfully and always to save face for the org. itself subbed in a high level fighter/well known personality to replace it when it goes south in the past. I know the short notice is short but common’? I bet you this is a slight aimed at Mousasi’s friendship with Fedor and at Fedor himself as a way to **** with him from beyond the grave so to speak. Total subjective opinion mind you but I can’t recall since I’ve been watching MMA someone receiving such a raw deal esp. at the supposed pinnacle of the industry/league. That said usually the UFC is a pretty well oiled machine. Log in to Reply yoyoclicker April 4, 2013 I Just love this guy…he has an aura about him that you dont see too often. straight to the top i recon Log in to Reply hey! April 4, 2013 Gegard looks happy! Log in to Reply Yoplait April 4, 2013 @first post… Conspiracy theory much? Log in to Reply ericsson April 4, 2013 it’s good for Mousasi and good for Gustafsson Log in to Reply Joe Dog April 4, 2013 You have to like Mousasi. No B.S.. He should be able to keep the much shorter Latifi just within range and easily punch the sh*t out of him. He might be taken down by the midget wrestler, but nothing will come of it. I predict a first round TKO with Mousasi beating him up on the mat. Have no fear, Gegard Mousasi is here to stay. He could be two fights away from a title fight, be it Jones or whoever. Log in to Reply gcbies April 4, 2013 Remember what happened to Rick Story when Brenneman beat him cause of last min replacement. Story was ready for a striker and instead got wrestled and lost a decision. I could see this happening to Gegard as AG is a good striker, and this replacement no name is a a good wrestler. It would suck to see Gagard take a huge setback just as Story did. He could have had a title shot way earlier if that had not happened. Still think he will soon. I just hope it’s a good fight, and this new lamb they are offering Gegard makes it entertaining. And it doesn’t look like a Silva vs. Bonnar fight, or Gegard getting laid on for the whole fight. Log in to Reply INANEBIGNATE April 4, 2013 This is a lose lose situation for mousasi. Unless he gets a ko or sub (and not off his back from being taken down) in like the first minute his stock is gonna drop. even with a good finish I doubt mousasi’s next fight will be someone as highly ranked as gus unless they end up fighting next Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.