Gegard Mousasi and King Mo talk Strikeforce light heavyweight title fight

At the recent Strikeforce: Nashville press conference, Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi and challenger Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal sound off on they’re upcoming light heavyweight title fight at Next month’s Strikeforce event in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gegard Mousasi, speaking at the press conference held this week, said:

“I feel great. I’ve been preparing for four months. I’m going to be in the best shape of my life. I’ve had different opponents with different strengths. His strength is wrestling so it’s not a challenge, but it’s another opponent.”

“I get nervous. I try not to show it. In the cage I don’t feel that excited even if I win so it’s (usually) after the fight when I get excited.”

“King Mo talks so much, he has made me very motivated. I’m hungrier to win this fight then he is. I’m more motivated to win this fight then any fight in my life. In the fight I cannot let emotions take control because (that leads to) mistakes. So it’s just motivation for me.”

“He’s a good opponent, he’s a very good wrestler but I’m in good shape. I’m going to have to hurt him. That’s going to make me win the fight.”

“King Mo”, speaking at the press conference held this week, said:

“I’m a little bit new to all this so it’s exciting for me. I was down in Miami for the Strikeforce fights and got to experience a little about what it’s all about. They had a great card there and exciting fights.”

“I don’t think this fight will be boring. It won’t go five rounds either. I never stop training and feel like I can’t get in better shape. Look at the guys I’m training with — (Fabricio) Werdum, (Dean) Lister, Mayhem (Miller). I train with all the top guys and can’t be more prepared.”

“Mousasi is a little bit boring. He needs to talk a little bit more – get the hype machine cranked up. This fight being on CBS doesn’t really concern me. It is so great, but I’d fight him in front of five people if I had to.”

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