The former DREAM middleweight champion and current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi talks about his upcoming April 17 title defense bout against ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Mousasi admits that King Mo is a very good wrestler, but he believes that his MMA experience will help him throughout the fight.
The Armenian MMA fighter and professional kickboxer also talks on the possibility of signing with the UFC once his Strikeforce contract is complete. He also mentions the fact that his next career goal would be to become the heavyweight champion of the world.
From Gegard Mousasi:
“[King Mo’s] good. He’s experienced — not as experienced as a fighter as I am, but experienced with wrestling. He’s the opponent I’ve been asking for, he’s a dangerous opponent and it’s a good fight … I’m the champion and he’s the challenger, but I think his wrestling experience is big: He’s been competing for a long time. I’m not taking him lightly. I’m more experienced in MMA but I’m not thinking that I’m a better fighter than him. I’m very happy with Strikeforce. I enjoy being part of the team. I may sign with the UFC after Strikeforce but there’s really no reason for me to go. I’ve been treated very well, both in Strikeforce and in Dream, and I’m very happy where I am … Would I fight good fighters in UFC? Yes, that would be a good challenge, but I’m not going to say I want to fight [those guys] because that’s not a possibility. They’re in a different organization. I’m really not thinking about fighting them. I’m only thinking about fighting King Mo … I was champion in Dream at middleweight, I’m champion in Strikeforce at light heavyweight, and my final goal is to be heavyweight champion of the world.”