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Gegard Mousasi: King Mo, Do You Have a Date for New Year’s Eve?

Written by Tom Ngo
May 21st, 2010
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Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi

Gegard Mousasi has never been in the business of calling for opponents, however when someone brings your 15-fight winning streak to an abrupt halt, the change in personality is understandable.

During yesterday’s Dream.15 conference call, the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ phoned-in to express his interest in a mulligan with Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The wrestler shocked the MMA world by defeating Mousasi last month at “Strikeforce: Nashville” to capture the crown.

“I don’t have a specific opponent that I want to fight,” Mousasi said. “I don’t know who is going to participate in the tournament, but I would love to fight King Mo again. I hope on New Year’s Eve I will get my shot at him.”

Although Dream didn’t confirm Mousasi’s involvement in the July 10th event, Mousasi spoke as though he’s definitely competing in the four-man light heavyweight grand prix inside the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

While it appeared as though King Mo out-wrestled Mousasi to earn the unanimous decision, the Armenian believes many other factors played a roll in his upset loss.

“I think it wasn’t my takedown defense,” Mousasi said. “I was, in my life, somewhere else maybe. I fought his fight. I didn’t sprawl, I wasn’t sharp. Maybe my condition should have been better.

“There are a lot of things that I could say that went wrong, but basically it comes to: he fought his fight and he won. I didn’t fight my fight. It wasn’t that my wrestling wasn’t good enough or my sprawl wasn’t good enough, I think I just fought stupid.”

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