Gegard Mousasi: Only one that makes sense is Bisping, but let’s not challenge him because he always overreacts

For the first time in his UFC career, top-ranked middleweight Gegard Mousasi has won two consecutive fights.

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Mousasi (37-5-2) looked great at UFC Fight Night 66 by outpointing Costas Philippou (13-5, 1 NC) to win a three-round decision.

It was his takedowns, grappling and ground strikes that widened the gap for Mousasi, but the 29-year-old also showcased his measured but efficient stand-up approach.

Following the fight in Philippines, Mousasi talked about his future at the UFN 66’s post-fight press conference.

“Everyone is booked I believe, only Jacare but I had that fight,” said Mousasi. “The only one that makes sense is Michael Bisping, but let’s not challenge him because he always overreacts.”

And as far as his long-term outlook, Mousasi still has his eyes set on a UFC championship, eventually.

“I think I need two more fights [until I get a title shot],” said Mousasi. “The landscape will change a lot, so I’m hoping [for] one more fight this year. I’ll have three [straight] wins, and next year maybe one more fight and maybe go for a title.”

“I see myself still going for the title shot.”