After watching Michael Bisping defend his middleweight belt against Dan Henderson at UFC 204, Gegard Mousasi believes he would easily beat the champ.
Mousasi, who defeated Vitor Belfort in the co-main event of Saturday's UFC 204 card, just minutes before Bisping fought Henderson, wasn't too impressed with the Englishman's performance.
"I fight Michael Bisping, with his performance tonight, I like Bisping, but, you guys know I can beat him," Mousasi told a group of reporters at the UFC 204 post-fight press conference. "I would beat Michael Bisping. I would jab his face the whole night. Easy."
During Bisping's interview inside the cage, following his title defense against Henderson, the British fighter called out all the top contenders in the division. However, that callout didn't include Mousasi.
With his win over Belfort, the Dutch fighter earned his third straight win in the stacked UFC middleweight division, and is now 5-1 in his last six fights. Mousasi also holds a first-round technical knockout win over Dan Henderson, the man Bisping beat in a close decision of the main event on Saturday night.
Despite his impressive wins, "The Dreamcatcher" feels he's not getting the credit he deserves.
"I think I'm underrated throughout my whole career," Mousasi said. "I don't know, maybe I'm from Holland, people don't care, but I don't know. Maybe throw some bottles at someone's head and then people gonna notice me."
Obviously, Mousasi's water bottle reference comes from the UFC 202 press conference in August, where Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz threw water bottles at each other. The 31-year-old middleweight believes McGregor is good for sport, but isn't too happy with the reasons fans are supporting fighters.
"McGregor's good for the sport, but what is it," Mousasi said. "You had Muhammad Ali, he was a hero. Besides a great boxer, he did a lot, he did big things. Now, you have [Floyd] Mayweather and Conor McGregor, 'I have money, I have money', and everybody loves it. That sells."
"People are stupid. What can I say? They don't know who's a real fighter or not. They just like to see expensive stuff on Instagram probably."