Gegard Mousasi says he'll return to middleweight if he's not successful at 205 pounds

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Gegard Mousasi is in the prime of his fighting career. But is he good enough to beat Mike Kyle and make an impact in UFC?

It wasn't that long ago when Gegard Mousasi said his final goal was to become heavyweight champion of the world.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that's probably not going to happen, so it's nice to know his "Plan B" is to keep it going as a light heavyweight. Heck, the "Dreamcatcher" even has a "Plan C," which is to return to middleweight if he's stinking up the joint at 205 pounds.

From his interview with Steph Daniels:

"[Anderson Silva] is a really big fight, so if I were offered a fight like that, I would go down in weight for it. I know there are a lot of other guys that are in line for him, so I'm just going to stay at 205 for now. If I'm not succeeding at 205, then I'll drop, but at this moment, I feel great at 205. My only goal is to win the title. It's not to be the absolute, pound for pound guy. I just want to win the belt, whether it's 205 or 185. If I win one, then maybe I can set my goals even further, and maybe go for the belt in two divisions. Those things are for later, though. At this moment, I'm just focusing on Mike Kyle."

Mousasi held the DREAM middleweight title, as well as the light heavyweight strap in Strikeforce.

Before he can get his hands on gold in any division, he'll first have to get through the rough-and-tumble Mike Kyle at this weekend's Strikeforce event in Oklahoma. Mousasi is 4-0-1 since coughing up his title to Muhammed Lawal, but did not see action in all of 2012.

Anyone think Mousasi can be a force in the UFC's light heavyweight division? Or would top guys like Rashad Evans and Phil Davis "King Mo" him back into DREAM?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker