Gegard Mousasi: “My final goal is to be heavyweight champion of the world”

Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi is looking froward to his showdown with fast-rising Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at Strikeforce: “Nashville” on April 17. Mousasi may be going for the P4P title as he already held titles at middleweight and light heavyweight and now reveals his final goal is to be heavyweight champion.

Mousasi, speaking via MMA Fighting, said:

“[King Mo’s] good. He’s experienced — not as experienced as a fighter as I am, but experienced with wrestling. He’s the opponent I’ve been asking for, he’s a dangerous opponent and it’s a good fight … I’m the champion and he’s the challenger, but I think his wrestling experience is big: He’s been competing for a long time. I’m not taking him lightly. I’m more experienced in MMA but I’m not thinking that I’m a better fighter than him. I’m very happy with Strikeforce. I enjoy being part of the team.”

“I may sign with the UFC after Strikeforce but there’s really no reason for me to go. I’ve been treated very well, both in Strikeforce and in Dream, and I’m very happy where I am … Would I fight good fighters in UFC? Yes, that would be a good challenge, but I’m not going to say I want to fight [those guys] because that’s not a possibility. They’re in a different organization. I’m really not thinking about fighting them. I’m only thinking about fighting King Mo … I was champion in Dream at middleweight, I’m champion in Strikeforce at light heavyweight, and my final goal is to be heavyweight champion of the world.”

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