"Well, what can I say? It’s ridiculous. Because (of) one idiot, we all have to pay for that. Fuck it. Maybe I ... I don’t know ... Maybe I’ll go to the UFC. It’s ridiculous that this has to happen. I’ve been preparing for weeks now."
-- Gegard Mousasi expresses his frustration to Fight Network Radio over the cancellation of the Affliction: "Trilogy" event (and eventual collapse of the promotion), which followed the announcement that heavyweight title contender and main event participant Josh Barnett had tested positive for steroids. The cancellation hits Mousasi (25-2-1) especially hard, as he was hoping to make his United States debut and add to his 12-fight win streak in a highly anticipated match up against Renato "Babalu" Sobral. Before he can even think of heading to the Octagon, however, he has to finish what he started with the Dream "Super Hulk" tournament. Mousasi is set to face Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (6-4) in the semifinals of the open weight competition on Oct. 6.