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tobes Says, in 4-4-2013 at 01:33:11 from 99.232.57.160    

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.

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Yomommamoto Norifumi Says, in 4-4-2013 at 04:07:07 from 121.99.96.210    

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 F*** 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.

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yoyoclicker Says, in 4-4-2013 at 06:51:57 from 188.141.0.204    

I Just love this guy…he has an aura about him that you dont see too often. straight to the top i recon

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hey! Says, in 4-4-2013 at 08:59:37 from 195.240.95.97    

Gegard looks happy!

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Yoplait Says, in 4-4-2013 at 09:35:24 from 70.197.180.193    

@first post… Conspiracy theory much?

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ericsson Says, in 4-4-2013 at 11:45:01 from 74.57.191.108    

it’s good for Mousasi and good for Gustafsson

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Joe Dog Says, in 4-4-2013 at 11:46:49 from 68.186.104.36    

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.

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gcbies Says, in 4-4-2013 at 12:47:35 from 174.24.15.250    

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.

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INANEBIGNATE Says, in 4-4-2013 at 20:17:02 from 75.145.211.73    

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

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