The Gegard Mousasi tomato can parade is still alive and strong.
A talented fighter with a DREAM middleweight tourney and Strikeforce 205 title among his previous accomplishments, Mousasi has spent much of the past year — three of the past four fights, to be exact — traveling to Japan and fighting overmatched, overweight, and overaged competition. Now in a recent video interview with MiddleEasy.com, Mousasi said his next fight could be a title bout in Strikeforce — that’d be nice — or…wait for it…a fight with Judo gold medalist and MMA dud Satoshi Ishii!
If you’re into that whole thing of meaningful MMA bouts, a Strikeforce matchup with current champ Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante or a rematch with Mo Lawal sounds great. But if Mousasi is more interested in fighting Ishii on New Years, I mean, hey, it makes complete sense! Don’t forget, Mousasi had to pull out of the Super Hulk Tournament. Isukhisa Minowa went on to win that turd fest, but recently lost a decision to Ishii last month at DREAM 16. So this is Mousasi’s big chance to grab the Super Hulk linear title. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
I can’t blame him. It’s a nice belt.