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Gegard Mousasi: "My Next Fight Will Be In November"

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Gegard Mousasi communicates with the fans via his official blog, and speaks on a variety of things from who he'll be fighting next, Fedor vs. Rogers, and potentially fighting in the UFC.  Here's a snippet:

In November my second fight for Strikeforce will take place but my opponent is not been determent . I heard some rumors like Kevin Randleman, Paulo Filho and Mike Whitehead. Whitehead would be the most logical pick because he recently won against Randleman. I’ve also heard a rumor that Arona is fighting again and it would be great if Strikeforce can pick him up. We can use a new light heavyweight fighter.

For now, I am just just concentrating on myself. On this level everybody is a threat in a fight. It’s better to look at yourself instead of your opponent.


I was doubting if I’m doing a UFC chapter in my blog, my first thought was no because I’m not a UFC fighter but on the other hand a lot of people ask me the question ‘when are you going to the UFC?’. I know that the best fighters in my weight fight in the UFC but I’m still young and very happy with Strikeforce as a company. I’ve signed a contract with them and I will fight the fights they give me.

There are so many things possible in a short time, maybe I lose two times and the UFC doesn’t want me at all. That’s why I focus on one fight at a time. My goal in the future is of course to become UFC champion but I’m not in a rush. I’m happy with Strikeforce now and that’s the most important things. I’m now champion and want to defend with honor and dignity. It’s up to fighters like Fedor, Alistair and me to show great fights and make Strikeforce look good. I still believe Strikeforce is the company with the most growth potential. By the way maybe the UFC champions will come to Strikeforce and challenges us for the belt (laughs).

See, this is my only gripe with him in Strikeforce.  His next potential bout could be against Mike Whitehead, and no disrespect to Whitehead, but he's not much of a threat to Mousasi.  I'd almost rather see him face Filho next, at least there's some bad blood there to hype up a little bit.  However, at least he is realistic about the division he is currently the champion of.  I'm also hyped to see him on the same card as Fedor.  That  rumored card so far is below:

-Fedor Ememlianenko vs. Brett Rogers

-Jake Shields vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller

-Gegard Mousasi vs. TBA