The real question is whether Mousasi will have enough time to achieve his goal of reclaiming Strikeforce gold, as King Mo said: it’s like Dr Kevorkian is waiting to pull the plug on the promotion. (Wasn’t it lethal injection?) Even with another awesome show last weekend, it’s starting to become apparent that the end is near for Strikeforce and all of this is feeling as forced and rushed as the last season of Entourage. Hopefully Strikeforce won’t end in a whimper like that once great show did. Ugh. The thought depresses me.
Gegard hopped on Sherdog Radio to lay out all of his future plans (including K-1 and boxing) in 3 solid paragraphs. I collected them and placed them below.
“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,” he said. “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,” Mousasi said. “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. … Maybe later on I can try something in boxing, but at this moment, it’s not really realistic. K-1 is not doing well [either]. The only thing around is MMA. That’s what I need to focus on. I’m leaving all of the other stuff around and just focusing on MMA.”
No way the end of Strikeforce will be as bad as Entourage. Completely impossible.