For those that thought UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre would get fat and comfortable while sitting atop the throne, guess again. The planet’s baddest 170-ponder has requested the services of Gegard Mousasi to help him prep for his UFC 111 scrap with Dan Hardy.
Despite winning six straight fights and emerging further ahead of the field after each outing, GSP understands that his game has to constantly evolve if he’s to go down as MMA’s G.O.A.T. Although the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion will miss those closest to him, he was more than happy to lend a hand.
“I am nervous being away from my family and friends for two weeks and I don’t think of it like Georges is calling me for help,” Mousasi told Sherdog.com. “I think he is a great athlete that wants to train with different fighters to improve himself.”
Mousasi holds a dominant 28-2-1 professional record and is perfect through his last 15 bouts, so it’s obvious why St-Pierre reached out to the talented 24-year-old. However, GSP didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, so Mousasi expects to walk away a much improved fighter as well.
“To be honest, I’m curious about everything, curious how he does things and if I [were to ask him] something specific that would be how he puts everything together to be able to take down opponents with ease,” Mousasi said of his sponge-like mentality.
Mousasi was last seen annihilating Gary Goodridge at “DYNAMITE!! 2009” on New Year’s Eve. Although Goodridge didn’t present Mousasi with the most challenging 1:34 of his fighting career, the former Dream middleweight champ indicated it might be a sign of things to come as he intends to stay active throughout 2010.
“I’m just trying to keep busy from New Year’s until 2011 New Year’s Eve,” Mousasi told the website over the weekend. “Every fight won’t be top competition, so there will be some fighters that maybe are less fighters than others, but I want to stay busy and I’m going to fight a lot this year.”
According to the trusty rumor mill, Strikeforce is considering having Mousasi make his first title defense against Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal on their second CBS broadcast on April 17th.