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Gegard Mousasi on PFL – “I don’t know why you even took Bellator if you don’t have the money to let the fighters fight”

Gegard Mousasi, a legend in the sport of mixed martial arts, is fed up with the Professional Fighters League (PFL).

The 38-year-old fighter known as the “Dreamcatcher” with a pro MMA record of 49-9-2 was one of the many fighters PFL acquired during the purchase of Bellator MMA in late 2023.

Since then, the former Bellator middleweight champion has not competed, and it appears as if there are no plans for him to compete with the PFL at this time.

“They said that the amount [of money I get paid], we don’t want to cut you, it’s so much, that it’s better for you, I don’t know, look somewhere else or do something else,” Mousasi said Wednesday on The MMA Hour.

“At this moment, I’m like, listen, if someone doesn’t want me, I’m like, ‘F*** it. Let’s go.’ But my team around me is like, ‘F*** it, we’ll sue them.’ If it was up to me, I would just go, but I don’t know. We’ll see. The team around me is not that happy. So, I think there is going to be legal action against them.

“Yeah, [I feel disrespected] because they don’t even want to pick up the phone and talk to us,” Mousasi continued. “It’s not even funny anymore. It’s the worst organization so far. I’ve fought in a lot of organizations; this is the worst one.”

Mousasi signed a new contract with Bellator MMA prior to the acquisition from PFL, meaning that his contract should ultimately be honored.

“I think they bought Bellator, but they don’t have the financial means to pay the fighters,” Mousasi said. “Whoever is not necessary, they will just not let them fight. Especially fighters that make a lot of money. Because Bellator fighters make more.

“My contract is a couple million. … Whatever deal you make, it’s not possible that someone slipped a letter between the other letters, and no one found out. Everything has to be signed by lawyers. So, whatever they did, they knew about it. They said they’d take everyone from [Bellator]. So, they took me, they knew the contract, and now they’re like, ‘Well, they slipped it in.’ You’re not buying McDonald’s, you’re buying a million-dollar company. It’s not believable that they didn’t know, and someone wanted to f*** with them, so they did a very fast contract, and no one knew about it. It’s just not true. Everything has to go through lawyers.

“I don’t know why you even took Bellator if you don’t have the money to let the fighters fight.”

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