Scott Coker Details Plans For Gegard Mousasi Following Bellator 250 Win
Gegard Mousasi is now a two-time Bellator Middleweight Champion and Scott Coker has big plans for him.
Mousasi shared the cage with Bellator Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima this past Thursday, October 29. Lima’s gold wasn’t on the line as this bout was contested for the vacant Bellator Middleweight Title. Mousasi’s wrestling was the difference maker here. “The Dreamcatcher” ended up scoring a unanimous decision victory to capture the 185-pound gold a second time.
Coker spoke to reporters following Bellator 250. During the scrum, the Bellator boss revealed that he’s looking to give Mousasi his wish of competing as a light heavyweight under the promotion (via MMAJunkie.com).
“When we signed Gegard he had a desire to fight at 205. We’re going to explore that. We’ve got some great fights for him at 205. I still think we have the best 205-pound weight class in the world. We have I think six, seven, eight deep, including Corey Anderson who is going to fight Melvin (Manhoef) next week. To me, it’s something that I think he should do and he should go and try to check it out. But it’s up to him. We’ll see how he feels.”
Mousasi is no stranger to the 205-pound division. In fact, Mousasi is a former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion. “The Dreamcatcher” simply found his groove at middleweight once the competition began to heat up.
The current Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion is Vadim Nemkov. Former UFC 205-pounder Corey Anderson is hoping to get the next title shot if he defeats Melvin Manhoef in his Bellator debut on November 5.