On this week’s UFC World podcast, host Gareth A Davies is joined by victorious Berlin headliner Gegard Mousasi, who has moved to No 7 in the UFC middleweight rankings. Mousasi says he "can beat anyone in the top ten, that he has "the tools to defeat anyone". He wants to fight before the end of the year, and doesn’t mind who, as he’s never turned a fight down. But he thinks he’ll be given someone coming off a win – it could be Luke Rockhold, Tim Kennedy, or even CB Dolloway.
Luke Barnatt, who suffered a shock points defeat, talks about his dismay at the judges decisions.
Barnatt feels that "everyone thought he won." He says that Strickland apologised for running from him, said he said he was scared of him, and he thought Strickland had one take down which Barnatt escaped from quickly. "I can’t see how the judges scored it the way they did," he tells Gareth. Big Slow also thinks all will be forgotten if he performs well next time out.
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Barnatt adds: "I want the next fight to be where I can entertain; I’m not interested in a rematch."
Ramsey Nijem talks about family life – a period spent lodging with his granny, which was a hoot – and Brad Pickett tells us how surprised how ordinary Renan Barao was made to look by TJ Dillashaw. Pickett explains that if he doesn’t get a title shot at 125, he’d move back up to 135.
Pickett also believes that Dillashaw put on the best underdog performance in combat sports history. Finally, Conor McGregor is… well, Conor McGregor. As ever, the featherweight is taking over the world, and deeply proud that UFC Dublin could be the fastest-selling event in UFC history, as tickets go on sale this Friday. It’s a packed UFC World podcast. Enjoy.
UFC World podcast host Gareth A Davies can be contacted on Twitter: @GarethADaviesDT