Gegard i röda handskar.
Senast Gegard Mousasi var inne i buren mötte han Ovince St. Preux, under ”Strikeforce – Melendez vs. Masvidal”, för runt ett år sedan. Nu ska han möta Mike Kyle under kommande ”Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine”.
Här berättar Mousasi om den nyfunna gnistan och hur han aldrig riktigt tränat inför en match, förrens nu, via ”The MMA Hour”:
I was overstrained, not motivated, not training well. I think that had something to do with it. This year-layoff got me hungry again and I’m training really good now.
I’m making it a positive thing. I was just fighting. I won the belt in DREAM, I won the belt in Strikeforce, every fight was just a fight, it wasn’t something special, it just was getting in the ring and fighting.
I didn’t have a lot of motivation the last couple of years, but, I’m really excited to fight and with the idea after this fight maybe I can go to the UFC, so that is very motivating and I am training really well for this fight.
Now, I have coaches and sparring partners. I am doing now everything right. Maybe this sounds weird, but, I don’t believe I ever trained for a fight. Now, every day I am getting tired. I don’t want to go to training.
Back then, I used to run a little bit in the morning and do a little bit of sparring and when I would get tired, I would relax. Now, I have people that are pushing me every day and now I do feel like I am preparing for a fight.
If I go into this fight like how I am training now, I don’t see how I can lose. I’m finally feeling that I finally training for a fight. I didn’t know MMA fighting, was so difficult, training for a fight.
Trots att Gegard varit omotiverad har han lyckats med ett resultat på 32 vinster, 3 förluster och 2 oavgjorda. Med det passade Mousasi samtidigt på att utmana ingen mindre än Alexander Gustafsson, då Alex nyligen besegrade den Gegard egentligen ville möta, Mauricio ”Shogun” Rua.