Gegard Mousasi blames personal issues for the Nashville defeat; Wants King Mo on New Year's EvePosted on May 23, 2010, 05:54 AM by Anton Gurevich
Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and one of the best Light Heavyweights in the World, Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi, talked for the first time about his disappointing loss to King Mo at Strikeforce: Nashville, last month.
Mousasi's training partner Marloes Coenen revealed in an exclusive interview to LowKick.com two weeks ago that there was something else that bothered "The Dreamcatcher". Mousasi himself stated that the reason behind his performance was not the lack of takedown defense but some sort of personal issues he had in time of the fight:
"I think it wasn't my takedown defense. I was, in my life, somewhere else maybe. I fought his fight. I didn't sprawl, I wasn't sharp, maybe my condition should have been better. So, there are a lot of things that I could say that went wrong but basically it comes to: he fought his fight and he won. I didn't fight my fight. It wasn't that my wrestling wasn't good enough or my sprawl wasn't good enough, I think I just fought stupid."
Gegard Mousasi will participate in the upcoming Dream Light Heavyweight Gran Prix that will start at Dream.15 on July 10th. The Dutch-Armenian declared that he has no one but his foe Muhammed Lawal currently on his mind:
"I don't have a specific opponent that I want to fight. I don't know who is going to participate in the tournament but I would love to fight King Mo again. I hope on New Year's Eve I will get my shot at him."
By becoming the new Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion King Mo not only dethroned Gegard Mousasi, but also cut his incredible 15-fight winning streak that started with a victory over Hector Lombard, almost four years ago. Twenty-four year old Gegard Mousasi is currently 28-3 in his MMA career, holding a record of 17 knockouts, 9 submissions and only 2 decision victories.