Gegard Mousasi: I don’t do this because I love it, I do it for the money

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    Defending the Bellator middleweight title has become just another job for sixteen-year MMA veteran Gegard Mousasi.

    Speaking to MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin ahead of his title defense against Rafael Lovato at Bellator London this weekend, ‘The Dreamcatcher’ explained his true motivation for fighting — and it’s not for legacy or fame.

    “I’m fighting to get paid,” Mousasi told MMAFighting ahead of his return at Bellator London on Saturday. “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.”


    Bellator champ Gegard Mousasi: I don’t do this because I love it, I do it for the money
     
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    seems to be the new mindset of fighters in mma I think the realize how brutal the lifestyle they lead is more now than in the past generations of fighters.
     
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    The older you get the more you start to think this way. Bellator takes in those seasoned fighters who were all passionate while they were young and in the UFC but now that they’re older they understand the price they pay to do this but have little choice but to keep fighting. It’s an odd career path that’s for sure.
     
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    Well he lost bc he didnt love the sport.
     
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    His Fire is faded for sure, that has something to do with it

    maybe a lil break is needed to find the fire again....dude has more skills than any other MMA pro
     
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    I don't think the past fighters didn't realize it. They just didn't have the earnings or many post-fighting options. Most of them still don't.
     
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    Not if u get mcgregor money and retire and do whatever you want
     
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    No he fucken doesn't. You guys been saying this shit for years. Everytime he fights someone decent he gets his ass kicked. Enough with it already.
     
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    I'd love to see gegard vs Jones. Put an end to the nonsense and recognize true greatness
     
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    I don't think Gegard would beat Jones as easy as you think.
     
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    Gegard wouldn't beat bisping, let alone provide a credible challenge to jones
     
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    Bisping would outwork him. Make him humble
     
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    I miss the days when the department of the treasury would put inspirational quotes on legal currency
     
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    I’m a big AW fan. :)
     
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    yea? how many people have those opportunities? one in a billion?
     
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    me too

    my church is AW sermon on Youtube, it's really all we need. why read a Bible? so freaking hard to understand
     
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    Have you read his book of letters put together by his daughters? Don’t if you’re not ready to know how he really was (not a terrible person but flawed like the rest of us). I think it humanized him to me. It’s good stuff!
     
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    I've read his book, Man, Woman, Nature , Wisdom of Insecurity, Joyous Cosmology and they were great.

    I know he was a raging alcoholic but he's waaaay more human than any religious blobs. he reminds me of more of a grounded comic

     
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