Gegard Mousasi (31-3-2) was once considered the hottest prospect south of the heavyweight division. The Red Devil product amassed a 15-0 run from November of 2006 to April of 2010, when he was surprisingly outclassed by relative newcomer Muhammed Lawal at Strikeforce: Nashville.
Since the loss Mousasi has compiled 3-0-1 record, and is dedicated to the idea of reclaiming gold within the Strikeforce fold.
Speaking with Sherdog, Mousasi had the following to say regarding his current situation, and a potential leap to the UFC.
â€œIf youâ€™re the Strikeforce champion, then you have a lot more possibilities. I still have a contract with Strikeforce. It makes sense to be a champion there before something like fighting in the UFC can happen. But I donâ€™t know. Iâ€™m just focusing on Strikeforce, and eventually itâ€™s not my decision. I just need to keep winning my fights. Thatâ€™s the most important thing.â€
Mousasi has two fights remaining on his Strikeforce contract, and heâ€™s got an idea who heâ€™d like to fight next: the surging Ovince St. Preux.
â€œI heard he would like to fight me,â€ stated Mousasi. â€œI donâ€™t know him. Iâ€™ve never seen his fights, but he has done very well with Strikeforce. If Strikeforce decides itâ€™s a good fight and the people want to see it, Iâ€™m open to it.â€
Mousasi expects to compete under the Strikeforce banner on the upcoming December 17th card, which features a lightweight tilt between champion Gilbert Melendez and rugged contender Jorge Masvidal.
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