Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida recently made the transition to competing promotion Bellator MMA. Now reigning Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has come forward to reveal that he is interested in a rematch against “The Dragon,” but only if there is rigorous drug testing.
Machida earned a unanimous decision victory over Mousasi when they faced off inside the octagon back in 2014. Speaking on The MMA Hour, Gegard Mousasi offered his thoughts on facing the former UFC champion under the Bellator MMA banner.
“He was slippy as f*ck. If you put oil on your body, the next day you sweat it out and you’re slippy as f*ck. I’m not [the] only [one] saying that; you can ask Luke Rockhold — he said he was slippery too and I went five rounds with [Machida].
“I was watching the video back and when I have his back he was shiny as f*ck and he had a six-pack like 15-year-old virgin boy. Then I saw his last fight with Vitor Belfort and he was fat as f*ck. What you can see, you can see. I’m not blind, go back and watch the fights.
“He had a six-pack a few years ago and since USADA came he doesn’t have one anymore. I don’t want to talk about it. People always say I’m a bad loser. I’m not a bad loser, I’m saying I fought people that were on steroids, you dumb motherf*ckers — what can’t you understand about that?”
“Rematch? 100 percent. And if we have a rematch, we should be tested the same as USADA — blood and urine — because he’s a cheater, 100 percent he’s a cheater.”
“I want to do it the same way. So far, the commission has been doing a good job so everything has been fine. I think with Machida they should do extra testing and especially blood [testing] because I don’t trust that guy.”
“When I fought him, that was before USADA, people have to understand that. After USADA he’s been caught with some stupid sh*t, I don’t consider that to be [as bad]. His buddy, Anderson Silva, he knew he was being tested and he got caught twice for steroids. Brazilians have a reputation for being on steroids, that’s the truth.”
“Before USADA, I felt he took something before our fight. Then afterwards, of course he knows he’s going to be tested so he wasn’t going to use the other sh*t that he was using before.
“I’m just wondering where is his six-pack? Watch the video of him fighting Vitor Belfort, he has a chubby belly. He still has to cut all of that weight, so when you lose all that weight you’ve got to be muscular, but he wasn’t muscular.”
“You’ve seen pictures of Vitor Belfort? He looks jacked again. Vitor Belfort on TRT was knocking everyone out. After, without TRT, he was losing to everyone. The problem with [performance] enhancing drugs is, you have all this experience and then you do PEDs and you have all the physical attributes of a 20-year-old and maybe even better because you overdo the testosterone levels.”
“A fair [playing field] is all I’m asking for. If they allow everyone to use steroids then sure, I’m going to use something and then it will be about who has the better doctor.”