Gegard Mousasi is one of the best knockout-artists in MMA, as 18 of his 31 career wins have come via KO. But, for “The Dreamcatcher,” he feels like he is constantly behind the eight-ball in terms of training and conditioning.
Talking with Sherdog Radio’s “Beatdown” show recently, Mousasi discussed the advantages American fighters have when it comes to weight cut and preparing for fights vs. foreign fighters.
“As far as technology and how they do it, like weight cutting and stuff like that, I’m way behind them because I don’t have those contacts,” Mousasi said. “I don’t have those people around me that can help me with those things. In the U.S., it’s a lot more professional what the athletes do there. The nutrition, the trainers, the people that they work with there, it’s much more professional than what I do.”
Mousasi (31-3) is scheduled to face Ovince St. Preux on December 17 at Strikeforce 37. He is 3-0-1 in his last four bouts since falling to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in a bout for his Strikeforce light heavyweight title.
“If you compare me to the U.S. fighters, I’m just an amateur the way I prepare for my fights,” Mousasi said. “I give (up) a lot of advantages there. I understand that, but for me, yes, I’m learning but slowly.”