Mousasi Gives American Trained Fighters Huge Advantage In Preparation

September 26, 2011 4:18 pm by bjpenn.com staff 12 Comments

“As far as technology and how they do it, like weight cutting and stuff like that, I’m way behind them because I don’t have those contacts. I don’t have those people around me that can help me with those things. … In the U.S., it’s a lot more professional what the athletes do there. The nutrition, the trainers, the people that they work with there, it’s much more professional than what I do. If you compare me to the U.S. fighters, I’m just an amateur the way I prepare for my fights. I give [up] a lot of advantages there. I understand that, but for me, yes, I’m learning but slowly.”

Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi tells the guys over at sherdog.com that he definitely thinks American based fighters have better training.

With that being said, the highly touted Mousasi has still had a very successful career and is highly regarded as one of the sports best fighters. Knowing the training is better in the states one would think he may venture out and dedicate himself in the same manner his American peers do.


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