Mousasi Claims Lovato Jr is on Steriods
Gegard Mousasi is one of the most decorated MMA fighters of all time. Collecting titles in various promotions around the world, Gegard always prides himself on being a skilled, clean athlete. Mousasi got back into the win column after facing Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228 in Inglewood, California. The man that gave Gegard his first loss since 2016 was Rafael Lovato Jr. Lovato edged out a decision victory over Mousasi at Bellator 223 and took the middleweight world title from him in the process. However, Mousasi claims that Lovato is on steroids… and a lot of them.
As mentioned above, Lovato Jr handed Mousasi the only loss of his 3 year Bellator career. And, Gegard believes that while fans thought he was being a sore loser, the actual reasoning for the loss was a clear use of steroids from Mousasi’s perspective.
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Mousasi Explains His Belief In Lovato Jr Taking Steriods
During the press conference after Gegard defeated Machida, media members gathered to ask Mousasi his next plans. Of course, getting revenge on Lovato was fresh on Regards mind. First, he addressed his belief in Lovato’s alleged steroid usage.
”It’s not even a little bit steroids, they’re like monkey steroids,” said Gegard. “You guys check it out, I can post pictures for you guys if you want. But I’m not a reporter, you should go do some research. Everyone knows he’s on steroids, but people call me a bad loser. Maybe I am a little bit. But I should have beat him anyway. My head wasn’t in it. I hurt him in the third round, I hurt him in the fourth round. I f***ed up myself so I’m blaming myself. But the juice helped him also.”
While Gegard was serious about the accusations, he turned towards a more comical approach when he made a comment about a change in his opponent’s body that most fighters rarely pay attention to. At least, we hope that they don’t.
His nipples were hard like a woman. Go watch it! I’m not kidding, I’m not trying to be funny, or something about this,” declared Mousasi. ?His nipples were twice as … he could have given milk to babies.”
Booking the Rematch
It seems like all the components of a rematch are there to book the fight immediately. On the contrary, it seems like the Mousasi claims would require an additional amount of testing before he was to enter the cage with Lovato.
Bellator’s testing system comes from the athletic commissions. Testing usually takes place on fight weekend whereas the UFC and USADA test randomly at any given time. Although Gegard is confident that Lovato is on steroids, he’s also confident that he would win their rematch.
Do fans believe that Lovato Jr is ‘on the juice?’ Or, is Gegard handling his title loss poorly? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.