Gegard Mousasi concerned Trump’s Muslim ban could keep him out of UFC 210
Gegard Mousasi is to fight Chris Weidman April 8 in the co-main event at UFC 210. However, Donald Trump issued an executive order which effectively blocked entry by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries into the U.S. including Iran. Gegard expressed concern over his re-entry into the United States.
“I have the Dutch nationality, but I also have a visa,” Mousasi told Telesport. “But even with a visa you get in trouble, I heard. I’ll hear more about it this week though. The UFC lawyers are busy, and the people who arrange the visas are too. So it is not in my hands. My job is to train and get ready for the game. It’s just annoying.”
“This [ban] is not the right direction,” said Mousasi. “There seems to me a bit too much turmoil in the world, and this is certainly not a positive way. For years there were working relationships between countries, and now with Trump, there go all the years that worked for peace. I think he’s a bit of an arrogant guy, he does things his way, but I think he has little understanding of politics. I’ll wait for this week, and stay quiet in training, which is also good for my next fight.”