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Strikeforce’s Gegard Mousasi Staying at Light Heavyweight

Written by Tom Ngo
December 1st, 2009
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Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi has bounced around multiple weight classes through the years, however he appears content on dominating the 205-pound class from here on out.

“I won’t make it anymore. It’s not healthy for me, so 185 (pounds) I will never do [again],” Mousasi told MMAWeekly.

Mousasi believes that between Strikeforce, M-1 Global and Dream, there will be plenty of formidable light heavyweight competition for him to test his skills against.

“With Dream in cooperation with M-1 Global and Strikeforce next year I heard they have 20 shows, so eventually they will build up contenders and I’m pretty sure I will have tough opponents in the future,” Mousasi added. “Maybe for an experiment go for heavyweight, but that’s also too soon. I’m just going to stick with 205, there’s a lot of good fighters coming now, a lot of shows.”

For those of you that don’t know, Mousasi is one of MMA’s best unknown superstars. He has been perfect through his last 14 scraps, and was last seen defeating Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” this past November.

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