It’s no surprise that Babalu’s strategy for defeating Gegard Mousasi is to take him to the ground. Once Babalu get’s you in a choke, the dude is relentless and won’t let go (just like my ex-girlfriend after two years. Actually it’s the other way around). Cameron Dollar from this past season of The Ultimate Fighter told us that if he had to assemble a team of X-men to save the world, he would grab Renato Babalu Sobral just to break arms and choke people out until the ref trys to wrestle him off whoever he’s fighting. I could probably watch that clip for the rest of the day and not get tired of it. It eventually cost him his UFC contract for that stint of rawesome. Now the dude is fighting out of Affliction and making astronomically more than UFC so I guess it worked out for the best.
Babalu shares his name with a porn star. Bet you didnt know that. Mousasi is raw though, never underestimate a guy with a first name of Gegard (if you know anyone else named ‘Gegard’, I’ll give you a prize). Not only has he won his last 12 fights, but he trains out of the same lair as Fedor Emelianenko. Normally lair’s are reserved for dragons and hill giants but for Fedor, the universe makes an exception.