Man, this interview King Mo does with Ariel Helwani is golden. You have to check it out, but here's an excerpt:
Do you think you are ready to fight Gegard Mousasi?
Yeah, man. Here's the thing I don't get: Mousasi is a good fighter, but all of a sudden they make it sound like he's the God of MMA. Fans, they don't understand ... People try to say that Mousasi is light years ahead of me and this and that and he's going to knock me out. Ok, please. I would love to see that happen. I think he's a great fighter, but by any means, I think I'm a great fighter too. What am I supposed to be afraid of him or something? People just jump on the bandwagon. People say, 'Mo's fought a bunch of over the hill nobodies.' Well, when I fought Travis Wiuff at the time, he wasn't a nobody. People were picking him to knock me out. People just thought that a wrestler vs. wrestler was a bad match-up for Mo. And then when I fought Fabio Silva, they were like, 'Oh, man, it's going to be a tough one. Fabio Silva's tough.' Well, I beat him up. Then I fought Yukiya Naito, and people were like, 'His submissions skills ... this and that.' I had no idea who he really was. I just knew he had a decent record. Then when I fought [Ryo] Kawamura, I beat him with one leg, you know what I am saying? ... You never know what's going to happen in MMA until the fight's over with. You can ask Wagnney Fabiano. Ask him. Against Mack "Da Menace" [Semerzier]. No one knew that Mack was going to go out there, besides Mack. Mack knew that he was going to win. There's no clear-cut favorite in MMA really.
All to say that you are down to fight Mousasi right away, correct?
Yeah. What am I going to do? Turn it down because he's Mousasi?
He also says that he will not fight Babalu, Fabricio Werdum, Rashad Evans, or Daniel Cormier. However, everyone else is fair game. Now, of course Strikeforce would be pretty stupid to throw King Mo in there with Mousasi off the bat. However, we could see him in there with Mousasi quicker than most would think if King Mo is able to make a big splash with fans in his Strikeforce debut that could happen later this year.