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UFC 210: Gegard Mousasi would be closer to a title shot if not for ‘stupid’ matchmaking

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With a win over Chris Weidman at the upcoming UFC 210 pay-per-view (PPV) event -- which is all set to go down on April 8, 2017 in Buffalo, New York -- Gegard Mousasi inches himself closer to his first-ever UFC title shot.

But, he will have to wait a bit longer, though, as the upcoming Middleweight title fight between division king and Georges St-Pierre has really muddled up the division that already had plenty of worthy contenders for “The Count” to face.

“The UFC is making these fights that don’t make any sense,” Mousasi said. “Dan Henderson and now (Georges St-Pierre), so if they would have done it the correct way, Romero would have fought for his belt, (Ronaldo) ‘Jacare’ (Souza) would have got his shot by now, and I would have been afterwards. But because of this fight (between Bisping and St-Pierre) that really doesn’t make any sense, the No. 1 contenders have to wait,” said Mousasi in a recent interview with MMA Junkie.

Indeed, Romero was promised his shot at the strap before “Rush” decided to come back into the picture. That said, he, along with Souza and Mousasi have to wait a bit longer to fulfill their championship dreams.

Even if he gets a win over “All American,” Gegard isn’t too sure he’ll have to fight yet again to earn his shot. And it’s all thanks to the “stupid” matchmaking

“Let’s say after this fight, I have to put everything on the line again to get a win, and then fight for the title, where it actually should have been me already if the UFC hadn’t made those stupid fights.”

This guy feels your pain, Mousasi.

For more on the upcoming UFC 210 PPV event click here and here.

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