Gegard Mousasi Open To UFC Move

September 13, 2011 9:00 am by Pedro Carrasco

“If you’re the Strikeforce champion, then you have a lot more possibilities. I still have a contract with Strikeforce. It makes sense to be a champion there before something like fighting in the UFC can happen. But I don’t know. I’m just focusing on Strikeforce, and eventually it’s not my decision. I just need to keep winning my fights. That’s the most important thing… Financially it’s always good to fight a lot, but I think now the most important thing is to get big fights. I think that’s the more important thing than fighting a lot. I need to fight the people, the fighters that are very recognizable to the fans. I need to fight fighters that are very famous or [fans will] know or are ranked very high… I think eventually everyone will end up in the UFC if you want to be considered one of the best. I’m very open for that, but it’s not really up to me. It depends on if they would like me in the UFC or not, but I’m open to that.”

Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion and current DREAM champion, Gegard Mousasi, talks to sherdog radio about his future in the fight game.

Still locked into his Strikeforce contract, the top 10 205’er has his eyes set on a future with the UFC. However, after dropping a decision loss to “King Mo” he has left many wondering if he would stand-out in the UFC’s deep light-heavyweight division.


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