DREAM middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi expects to face Vitor Belfort on Affliction?s next MMA show in January. Speaking to Fighters Only this week, he revealed that the US organisation wants him to fight the Brazilian, while Red Devil team mate Fedor Emelianenko may face Josh Barnett.
?I?m going to train with Fedor in preparation for Affliction in January,? he said. ?I think it is Fedor against Josh Barnett and they want me to fight Vitor Belfort.?
Mousasi is part of the Red Devil International team and he shares a manager with Fedor in the shape of Vadim Finkelstein.
As well as training with Fedor, he will continue to train in his own gym in the Netherlands.
?[I have] some very good friends who each has a specialty ? wrestling, judo, jiu jitsu and so on,? he explains. ?If I need extra training I sometimes to go to other gyms in Holland.?
Josh Barnett seems to be a popular name in the Emelianenko household ? earlier this week, Aleksander told Fighters Only that he wanted a rematch with the American catch wrestler.
Affliction has yet to reveal a line-up for its January event but Vitor Belfort has told Brazil?s Tatame magazine that he has been contacted and offered a fight.