New Bellator champion Gegard Mousasi to push for fight with chicken Rory MacDonald
Gegard Mousasi is going to keep calling Rory MacDonald names until he agrees to fight him.
The newly-crowned Bellator middleweight champion was speaking after running through former king Rafael Carvalho in London at Bellators 200th fight night.
Mousasi bullied Carvalho and eventually forced a first-round finish via a ground and pound.
The championship win ends a seven-year title drought for Mousasi, who claimed the belt in just his second Bellator appearance.
Mousasi now has his sights on welterweight champion MacDonald, who he previously called out.
Im going to call him chicken Rory, thats the fight we want, Mousasi told the media after his win.
I do respect him a lot , hes a tough fighter. Im going to push for that fight.
Im going to keep calling him names until he takes the fight.
MacDonald has insisted he is open to the prospect of fighting Mousasi, and the new champion thinks the Canadian is the perfect next opponent for him.
The former UFC star has not fought since claiming his title against Douglas Lima at the start of the year, as he is recovering from a nasty leg injury he sustained in that fight.
Bellator are planning to head to Amsterdam in the coming months and Mousasi wants to headline the fight night in his native county.
If guys are not on steroids, I am twice stronger than them, Mousasi said.
My goal was never to be the best middleweight, I never had that desire.
I just wanted to make money, Im just being honest. People say [they fight for] pride, honour… I fight for my family and myself.
I just want to win. I want to compete and win. My goal was to never be the best, but my goal is to win all my fights.