"I'm not challenging (Alexander Gustafsson), but I think that's a good fight," said Mousasi. "I want to fight him because he's a good fighter; people think he's a good fighter. "Shogun," Machida - all of these guys people consider really good fighters, so I want to fight someone that people think is good and I think these match ups are more exciting than against some other opponents and they're top contenders so, I think fighting them would make sense for me the most so I can go earlier to the title shot."
Mousasi, 27, thinks the timing is right for him to enter the UFC.
He has basically done all that he could in the sport except for testing his skills against top-notch UFC opponents, but that all changed with the recent demise of Strikeforce.
Mousasi hopes to fight someone that will inch him close to Jon Jones' light heavyweight strap.
"...I think timing's right (to go to the UFC)," Mousasi said in a post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting following his victory over Kyle. "I've done everything outside of UFC - Strikeforce, Japan, kickboxing, mauy-thai, I think the time is now to go, to fight those well known names."