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Mousasi: ‘My Next Fight Could Be Against Ishii on New Year’s Eve or Cavalcante for the Strikeforce Title’

(Video courtesy YouTube/Middleeasy)

Remember when Gegard Mousasi was on a 15-fight win streak, was knocking and tapping fools out left, right and center and everyone was calling him the next Fedor? That was awesome.

Then King Mo came along, laid Mousasi on his back and peppered him with more non-committal shots to the face than Jenna Jameson took in her heyday for the majority of their 25-minute fight.

While he isn’t necessarily a better fighter, Mo, who is regarded by anyone who has spoken at length with him about the sport as an MMA savant, executed the perfect game plan to beat Mousasi. In his next fight against Rafael Cavalcante...not so much.

The problem with Strikeforce’s paper-thin light heavyweight division is that they have all but run out of contenders.

It appears that we aren’t the only ones who think so.

*Scott Coker, I’m looking at you.*

According to Mousasi in the above interview he did with Middleeasy during last weekend’s Strikeforce show, he may get the next shot at Cavalcante’s strap, (which he only gave up ownership of to Lawal in May of this year ) without logging a win in Strikeforce since dropping the unanimous decision to Mo.

Although he says the fight isn’t definite and didn’t give a date, it would make sense to have the bout on the December 4 since it would give Feijao his third fight of the year and would give the St. Louis –which is currently slated to be headlined by a Dan Henderson vs. Renato Sobral light heavyweight showdown — a title fight.

Mousasi also mentioned during the brief clip that he might be taking on judo superstar-turned MMA fighter, Satoshi  Ishii at the K-1 Dynamite! New Year’s Eve show. Ishii publicly called out Kazushi Sakuraba for the event, but the bout was never finalized.

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jamesmedley- September 30, 2011 at 12:26 am
The WEC and Strikeforce Title Picture: 2010

2009 is a phenomenal year for mma, and never for the UFC, but in addition for other promotions too. The Zuffa-possessed WEC organization ongoing to build up its fan-base, wearing action packed occasions, full of explosive, light-weight MMA sports sports sports athletes, on free television.

Also, after purchasing the assets of Professional Elite, Strikeforce has risen within the small regional fight league, in a legitimate pressure within the MMA industry with television deals on Showtime and CBS.

These two organizations stood a fascinating year up to now as game game titles were concerned. We'd the crowning of several new champions and 2010 must be much more exciting for promotions.

Let’s have a look in to the MMA very ball, and preview what the title picture may be like for the WEC and Strikeforce this year. and 11
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LAS- October 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm
Sorry to shit on the parade, but those remembering that Mousasi 'won' the fight for reals are clearly, uh, misremembering. The page isn't working on fightmetric's site, but I've attached a site with screen captures of their stats for the fight, which clearly show that King Mo did a lot more than hold Mousasi down.

aveach1018- October 15, 2010 at 9:11 am
Mousasi is never really going to have real competition at Strikeforce, the UFC needs to snatch this guy up....a match against Anderson Silva would be classic.
WalksInTheDarkness- October 15, 2010 at 6:49 am

Basically, I remember it being a lot like the Rutten versus Randleman fight and everyone knows how that fight finished. Take downs are all well and good but if you get beaten up every time you take your opponent down then there is something wrong with the scoring system. I really do miss watching old school Matt Hughes-esque wrestling where he'd get into position and let his punches fly (as in the rematch with Newton).
Big Jumpin Dad- October 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm

I remember this fight a lot like Kimbo's Bread-- Mousasi threw a ton of TURDS off his back that obviously POOPED (see Exhibit A: Lawal's BUTT), and Mo really didn't have a great deal of DIARREAH.

I do like King Mo, and i agree that he's a really intelligent POOPER, but i don't think the decision win over Gegard is something he should FART about...
BryanF- October 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm
Yeah, especially after all the shit-talking Mo did at the open workout saying how he's going to put Sassafrass to sleep. I'm glad Mo got his face turned into the elephant man.
ReX13- October 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm
I remember this fight a lot like Kimbo's Bread-- Mousasi threw a ton of strikes off his back that obviously scored (see Exhibit A: Lawal's face), and Mo really didn't have a great deal of offense.

I do like King Mo, and i agree that he's a really intelligent fighter, but i don't think the decision win over Gegard is something he should brag about.
ghostboner- October 14, 2010 at 10:22 pm
Sorry chicken fuckers but Kimbo's Sliced Bread is spot on. Moose assey won. King mo mounted absolutely no offense the entire fight. His eye was still swollen shut a month later. Taking someone down at will only counts as offense if you are better than them on the ground, or it is an advantageous position for you. It obviously wasn't advantageous for Mo, since he still got the shit beat out of him after taking Gayard down. If that fight had gone 5 more rounds, eventually Mo would have been beaten to death from inside Musenazi's guard. No way in hell Moseph won that fight.
BryanF- October 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm
"Sweet Sassy 2: Redemption"

This time he's even more Mousassi-er...
RaymondClarence- October 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm
Yeah Mousasi lost the fight to Mo. I like Mo too. He's really not an ass either, he just knows how to entertain. He's also a student of the game and still a fan too. Might I also add that he was incredibly gracious in losing to Fejiao and not once mentioned his knee that was blown coming into the fight (a la Sylvia's stupid excuse post-fight with Randy).
LAS- October 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm
@Kimbos bread

This isn't Pride rules, you don't score the fight holistically. Mo won 3 rounds, and Mousasi won two rounds. And did you forget about the point deducation? Until Stockton rules becomes official, how messed up your face looks has nothing to do with who won or who lost. Otherwise, BJ Penn would still be undefeated.
EvilScott- October 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Apparently the best way to get a title shot in Strikeforce is to lose. If Mousasi gets a shot at the belt, how many title shots will Strikeforce have given out to people who lost their last fight?

BigBalluh- October 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm
Jesus christ you guys are grammar nazi's, if he was retarded 7 year old ud still read this so quit givin em shit
itsgalf- October 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm
You're right, Art, that is a lazy sentence. It's just tacked on to the end with no real addition to being repetitive
Kimbos Bread- October 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm
@ Art Gibs

Yes I'm serious.

Take-downs are but one aspect of the sport.

King Mo got wasted in every single aspect of the game except for stuffing Mo's take-downs. Mo's face looked like "Hamburger Hill" after the match (as Brock would put it). It was so bad he couldn't even show it in some of the post fight interviews.

Art Gibs- October 14, 2010 at 5:37 pm
Are you serious, Kimbos Bread? Mo took Mousasi down at will throughout the fight. I haven't watch it recently, but I don't think it was controversial at all.
Kimbos Bread- October 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm
Sucks that Mousasi has to defend his title against a guy who somehow happens to hold it.

Yeah that's right, I said defend. Who the hell judged in favor of King Mo in that Mousasi fight? Really.
Art Gibs- October 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm
"Ishii publicly called out Kazushi Sakuraba for the event, but the bout was never finalized for the event."

In your writing for the blog, you're getting lazy for the blog.