Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi has informed Sherdog.com he has amicably parted ways with his M-1 Global management team and that the two sides will no longer do business together.
“After careful consideration, I have decided that it is in my best interest to part ways with M-1 Global,” Mousasi stated in an email late Thursday night. “During the time I spent under their wing, M-1 Global, as a promoter and management company, allowed me to achieve many great things. I appreciate all they have done for me.”
Mousasi has already formulated a new management team, however would only disclose that a person “close” to him would be handling his affairs from here on out.
Under M-1 Gobal’s tutelage, Mousasi blossomed into one of MMA’s best unknown superstars en route to capturing a pair of major titles in two different weight classes.
According to the trusty rumor mill, Strikeforce is considering having Mousasi make his first title defense against Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal on their second CBS broadcast on April 24th.