Bert Kops, the Dutch trainer of Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi, talked about his charge's plans for the future, and also spoke about the prospects of the fighter in professional boxing.
Gegard's fight against Vanderford was amazing. We were absolutely sure Gegard would win, but the fight was easier than we expected. Mousasi will now defend the title against Johnny Eblen, but then Bellator will probably want to set up a fight against Romero instead of Tokov. I'd also like to see Mousasi in boxing because he's a great boxer and we're sure he'll defeat many of the strongest professionals. All in all, I think Gegard will be in this game for another three years, after that he will finish his career.
Mousasi's latest fight was against the American Austin Vanderford in February of this year at Bellator 275. The Dutch fighter won this fight by TKO in the first round. Thus, he defended his Bellator middleweight belt.
Mousasi made his Bellator debut against the Russian Alexander Shlemenko in October 2017. That fight ended in favor of the Dutch athlete by unanimous decision of the judges. He has 49 wins, seven losses and two draws to his credit.