On the heels of Vitor Belfort’s refusal to fight former DREAM middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi at any weight higher than 185-pounds, Mousasi has challenged Belfort to a catchweight bout.
“I cannot make the weight, otherwise I would have continued to fight at 185 and not given up my DREAM middleweight title,” Mousasi told M-1 Global. “I cannot make 185 anymore and that is final. I am very surprised that Belfort was willing to challenge Fedor at heavyweight yet is unwilling to fight me at a catchweight. If (Belfort) does not want to fight at middleweight, why not fight me at a catchweight?”
Mousasi and Belfort are tentatively scheduled to meet at Affliction 3 on August 1st in Anaheim, California, but the weight for the bout has yet to be determined.
[Pictured: Gegard Mousasi]