Bellator 206 featured an impeccable super fight as Bellator welterweight champion Rory ‘Red King’ MacDonald took on Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi in San Jose, California.
With Mousasi being a former light heavyweight has defeated top quality light heavyweights like Ovince St-Preux and Ilir Latifi and also heavyweight Mark Hunt, size advantage was an inevitable factor. For MacDonald, the size advantage did showed it’s ugly head as Mousasi defeated him via TKO courtesy of smashing ground and pound in the second round.
However with that victory, came a little criticism as well. Mousasi however displayed an MMA clinic and left no chance of any criticism, but as they say, when you’re good at something, there will be some people to put you down. (via Twitter):
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) September 30, 2018
Mousasi addressed the issue speaking with an interview with MMA Fighting claiming there are people not giving him credit as he beat MacDonald who is a natural welterweight.
Mousasi later gave the analogy that former welterweight Kelvin Gastelum is making some serious waves in UFC’s middleweight division and will be fighting for the title next. Mousasi also gave the example of how all time welterweight Georges St-Pierre made his long anticipated return after four long years at middleweight and defeated the then middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Mousasi certainly believes his victory over MacDonald is equally legit.