MMA Quick Quote: Gegard Mousasi wants to win Strikeforce title before move to UFC

via www.fighters.com

"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. ... I think eventually everyone will end up in the UFC if you want to be considered one of the best. 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."

-- Muhammed Lawal might not want anything to do with the Strikeforce light heavyweight title but Gegard Mousasi (via Sherdog) sees the potential value in holding it when it comes time to make the jump the UFC. "King Mo," coincidentally, is the man who took the "Dreamcatcher's" 205-pound strap back in April of last year. Mousasi has fought just once under the Strikeforce banner since then, a draw with Keith Jardine in April of this year. His stock isn't exactly at its highest because of that and holding a belt means at least gaining some leverage for future fight talks. That is if UFC hasn't stripped the promotion bare and left the light heavyweight title in limbo. Care to see Mousasi up against the big dogs in the world's largest fight promotion? Or is he better off defending his DREAM title overseas? Opinions, please.

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