Bellator London: Gegard Mousasi Reports He’s Just Fighting “to Get Paid”
By FCF Staff
Gegard Mousasi is set to face Rafael Lovato Jr. today at Bellator London, and recently the promotion’s middleweight champ conceded he’s doing so solely for the pay check.
Today’s fight will be the 54th of Mousasi’s impressive career, and his fourth since he exited the UFC and signed with Bellator. Recently the decorated fighter spoke with MMA Fighting, and while discussing his career, Mousasi said this:
“I’m fighting to get paid,” Mousasi said. “I’m not doing this because I love the sport so much. I’m not a crazy person. The motivation if I beat these guys, if I keep winning, my paycheck will go up eventually after my contract is done. That’s the motivation for me. It’s my job.
“The better you do, the more you make. It’s the same for a doctor or lawyer. If you’re a better lawyer, you’re going to make more money. That’s what I’m trying to do. I want to be the best fighter that I can be to beat these guys and then I get a better contract. That’s the whole thing that keeps me going. Fighting is not my life.”
Mousasi will be competing for the first time since September, when he stopped Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206.