Gegard Mousasi is riding a victory over former middleweight champion Chris Weidman at last weekend’s UFC 210. Now, the fighter is a free agent.
During the post-fight press conference for UFC 210, UFC President Dana White confronted questions on Mousasis’s demand for higher pay.
As transcribed by Bloody Elbow, White said:
“Dan Henderson has been in the game forever. Mark Hunt has an entire country behind him. When we do fights in Australia, he sells out arenas. Gegard Mousasi isn’t selling out arenas/ That’s why you see guys like Bisping, different fighters from Brazil, Conor McGregor. When you have guys who have countries behind them, it’s a game-changer for them. Not everybody has that luxury.”