Gegard Mousasi Accuses Rafael Lovato Jr. of Using PEDs for Title Fight

By Cole Shelton Jul 4, 2019


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Former Bellator MMA middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi has a bone to pick with his last opponent, claiming Rafael Lovato Jr. was on PEDs.

At Bellator London, the promotion crowned a new middleweight champion as Lovato Jr. beat Mousasi by majority decision. The loss did not sit right with the former champ.

"I should have won this match even with him using PEDs," Mousasi said on the Vechtersbazen Podcast from Spike Sports (as transcribed by MMA Junkie).

Mousasi says he saw a sketchy picture of Lovato Jr. that he believes showed the American using PEDs. He then brought it up to Bellator President Scott Coker and the commission, but nothing happened.

"I told the commission that it's clear that he was on PEDs," Mousasi said. "(The commissioner) gave me a pat on the shoulder and told me that he was going to get tested on fight day and walked away."

In the end, the commissioner confirmed that both Lovato Jr. and Mousasi were tested and both tests came back negative. Now, Mousasi says he wants the rematch against Lovato Jr. or a fight against Lyoto Machida, but still believes both will be on PEDs.

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