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Gegard Mousasi is in the prime of his fighting career. But is he good enough to beat Mike Kyle and make an impact in UFC?
It wasn't that long ago when Gegard Mousasi said his final goal was to become heavyweight champion of the world.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that's probably not going to happen, so it's nice to know his "Plan B" is to keep it going as a light heavyweight. Heck, the "Dreamcatcher" even has a "Plan C," which is to return to middleweight if he's stinking up the joint at 205 pounds.
From his interview with Steph Daniels:
"[Anderson Silva] is a really big fight, so if I were offered a fight like that, I would go down in weight for it. I know there are a lot of other guys that are in line for him, so I'm just going to stay at 205 for now. If I'm not succeeding at 205, then I'll drop, but at this moment, I feel great at 205. My only goal is to win the title. It's not to be the absolute, pound for pound guy. I just want to win the belt, whether it's 205 or 185. If I win one, then maybe I can set my goals even further, and maybe go for the belt in two divisions. Those things are for later, though. At this moment, I'm just focusing on Mike Kyle."
Before he can get his hands on gold in any division, he'll first have to get through the rough-and-tumble Mike Kyle at this weekend's Strikeforce event in Oklahoma. Mousasi is 4-0-1 since coughing up his title to Muhammed Lawal, but did not see action in all of 2012.