It appears a fight between former Bellator champion Gegard Mousasi and Derek Brunson is in the works, but both fighters aren’t yet on the same page.
Mousasi (49-9-2), who hasn’t competed since a unanimous decision loss to Fabian Edwards at Bellator 296 in May, recently took to social media and revealed a matchup Brunson (24-9), who is coming off a successful PFL debut win this month over Ray Cooper III, is being discussed.
According to Mousasi Brunson refused the fight three times (via X):
Update:PFL wants me to fight very soon against @DerekBrunson . Derek refused to accept another fight. He refused to accept the fight again. Three times he refused to fight against me in the past.The fans lost. Let’s hope PFL can find me a MW. I am ready @BretOkomotoESPN @arielhelwani pic.twitter.com/LNM5jHjAspTony Ferguson warns ‘Sensitive’ Paddy Pimblett ahead of UFC 296: ‘He’s gonna run out of that cage back to mommy’
— Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) December 20, 2023
Update: PFL wants me to fight @DerekBrunson soon. Derek refused to accept a fight. He refused to accept the fight again. Three times he refused to fight against me in the past. The fans lost. Let’s hope PFL can find me a MW. I am ready.
The accusation didn’t sit well with Brunson. The former UFC Middleweight Champion told MMA Junkie that…