gegard-mousasi-18.jpgFollowing his win over late replacement Ilir Latifi earlier this month at UFC on FUEL TV 9, light heavyweight Gegard Mousasi could be going lighter for his next bout.

Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) , who’s 21-1-1 over his past 24 fighters, hinted at a potential move down to middleweight.

“Hey everybody, what you think about if I go to 185?” he tweeted today. “I am curious what people think about this idea.”

The 185-division isn’t uncharted territory for the 27-year-old, who previously held DREAM’s middleweight title after winning the organization’s grand prix in 2008. However, he later signed with Strikeforce, where he held the organization’s title in the light-heavyweight division. All of Mousasi’s recent work has come in the weight class.

Mousasi, who was scheduled to fight top contender Alexander Gustafsson, ultimately fought Latifi in UFC on FUEL TV 9's main event when the Swede has sidelined by a facial cut. After his decision win at the April 6 event, Mousasi suggested he would be taking an extended break to undergo knee surgery and get a rest after a tough training camp.

If he stays at light heavyweight, Mousasi is likely to get one of the division’s top contenders.

But that’s unlikely to change even if he moves down to middleweight, a division that’s seen a resurgence with an influx of contenders in recent years.

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