Gegard Mousasi was once one of the best prospects in the middleweight division. After winning the Dream middleweight grand prix along with claiming their 185-pound title by beating Ronaldo Souza back in 2008, Mousasi decided that he didn't like making the cut anymore and moved up to 205 pounds instead. In that division he has claimed Dream and Strikeforce gold, and won his UFC debut over late replacement Ilir Latifi at UFC on Fuel 9. But is it time for Mousasi to go back to 185? He's certainly been entertaining the idea lately.
@arielhelwani I didnt decide yet, we need to talk to UFC first....— Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) May 1, 2013
Based on more recent tweets though, it seems that he's leaning in that direction. First he cracked a joke about his food choices with the possible cut:
Going to 185 with pizza haha twitter.com/mousasi_mma/st…— Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) May 4, 2013
Then when asked about a 185-pound fight with Michael Bisping, he seemed pretty set on the idea of going to MW:
Obviously nothing is set in stone and it's unclear if he has talked to the UFC about it yet, but it seems that when fighters flirt with the idea of dropping a weight class, it usually happens eventually. I personally think Mousasi could be a force at middleweight and would love to see him down there, but I'm not exactly going to complain if he stays at 205 either. It might be a while before he decides though - he's currently on the shelf with a knee injury.