With last Friday’s implosion of Affliction Entertainment, it appears that “Trilogy” fighters will be left hanging without a payday. Former Dream middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi is expressing his displeasure in not being compensated for months of grueling preparation.
“The only thing important for me is what will be done for the fighters who all trained really hard for these fights,” Mousasi told M-1 Global.com. “It’s very difficult for me and the other fighters who have put a lot of time and energy in their training and now are treated like this because a fighter is caught on steroids? It’s all politics and I can do nothing but wait (and see) what will come of out this.”
Mousasi was slated to take on Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Renato “Babalu” Sobral in one of the night’s featured bouts, however we can kiss that goodbye … along with Josh Barnett’s career.
However, it appears that M-1 Global may be trying to lock this scrap in for their “M-1 Breakthrough” event inside the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 28th.
However, considering Strikeforce lent Babalu out to Affliction for “Trilogy,” and their upcoming “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” promotion has taken a significant hit as well, they might insist on having the services of their 205-pound title holder in order to salvage their August 15th card.