UFC vet Gegard Mousasi did his thing this past weekend at Bellator 200, and now he’s the organization’s middleweight champ.
UFC vet Rory MacDonald did his thing back at Bellator 192 in January, and now he’s the organization’s welterweight champ.
Do you smell that? That’s the delectable aroma of potential cross-divisional superfight. Mmmmmm, yum.
Upon witnessing Mousasi dispatch former champ Rafael Carvalho, MacDonald expressed a desire for the match-up. On yesterday’s “The MMA Hour“, Mousasi seemed all for it, too.
Both fighters continued their calls for the booking Tuesday on The MMA Hour, with MacDonald asking fight fans to “put pressure” on Bellator officials via social media to make the superfight a reality, and Mousasi reiterating that a pairing against Bellator’s welterweight champion is the matchup he prefers for his first title defense.
“I think Rory is a big name. It’s a fight that everyone wants to see. I want to make the fight, I think Rory wants to make the fight,” Mousasi said on The MMA Hour. “Rory started with wanting to come up in weight and we like the fight, so he said it and we replied a hundred times, and now, I don’t know, it’s not up to me. Like Rory said, it’s up to Bellator.”
Mousasi, 32, and MacDonald, 28, even had a brief chance to exchange words on Tuesday’s show. MacDonald congratulated Mousasi on his title win and both men agreed that the champion vs. champion matchup is what they want next.
Meanwhile, Bellator honcho Scott Coker seemed pretty non-committal to reporters gathered at Bellator 200.
“As I was walking over here Rory blowing my phone up going, ‘Let’s do it. I want to get this fight on,’” Coker told reporters, including MMAjunkie, after Bellator 200. “We’ll go back, and let’s see. We’re working on a few things that will make sense. That fight will happen one day. How soon? I’m not sure.”
What do you think? Is this a fight you’d want to see?