Gegard Mousasi wants rematch with Lyoto Machida, calls him a ‘cheater’

Gegard Mousasi wants rematch with Lyoto Machida, calls him a ‘cheater’

The issue of UFC fighter on steroids has been raised up again, this time former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi accused former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida during their match back in 2014 and calls out the Brazilian to a rematch.

In an interview with mmafightingSBN, Mousasi accused Machida of being greased up and being on steroids. He described Machida in their first meeting as a “15-year old boy without a father” that he would fight and complained that he was heavily greased up and slippery.

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“It’s true the guy was greased up and the fight was in Brazil and he was so slippery. People are going to say I’m a bad loser. But he did not look normal for 38-year old and was greased up all the way. Once he sweat, he was very greasy, even Luke Rockhold said that he was greased up when they fought. So he’s a cheater, what can I say,” Mousasi said.

When the fought in UFC Fight Night 36, Mousasi lost via unanimous decision despite winning the bonus award. Mousasi wants to redeem himself and would want to show fight fans that he can beat Machida. Aside from Machida, Mousasi also want to fight against Victor Belfort and Michael Bisping.

Mousasi was originally set to fight Bisping for the UFC Fight Night 84 when Bisping was pulled out for a match up with Anderson Silva. Mousasi was still in the fight card and fought Thales Leites, wherein he won by unanimous decision.

Mousasi started his career in boxing and at age 16, he would became the amateur boxing champion of the Netherlands with a 12-1 win-loss record with nine knockouts to his credit. After boxing, he would transition to kickboxing and eventually to mixed martial arts.

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