"No one said this would guarantee I'd fight for the belt. I'm not thinking about it. I'm very much focused on my opponent. Gegard Mousasi is very experienced and very tough. My main concern is to win and win well."
On fighting Gegard Mousasi in 2008: "The past is the past."
On Mousasi being a better fighter now than in the first fight:"Sincerely speaking, yes. He keeps winning in convincing ways. We're keeping a good eye on his muay Thai. I see our current matchup as a difficult new challenge in my career, which might bring me closer to my objective: the UFC belt."
UFC Fight Night 50 goes down this Friday night (9/5) on Fox Sports 1. Efightnews.com will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fox Sports 1. The headline fight will be Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza and the co-main event will be Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell. The event airs from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. The show starts with Andre Fili vs. Sean Soriano at 7:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. The real fights with the main card at 10 p.m. ET with John Moraga vs. Justin Scoggins on Fox Sports 1. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.