When Strikeforce ceased operations, it was only natural that some names would join the UFC while others would have to look for work somewhere else. Gegard Mousasi is one of those fighters that was lucky enough to be brought over to the UFC.
The light heavyweight Mousasi, is one name that stands out to Jon Jones, who views him as the biggest threat to come out of Strikeforce.
“[The toughest fighter to come over from Strikeforce is] probably Gegard.” said Jones during a Q&A session with UFC Fight Club members. “Gegard Mousasi, I would say. He’s pretty tough.”
Mousasi has spent the last five plus years competing in mostly DREAM and Strikeforce. He won each promotions respective light heavyweight championship. He never lost the DREAM title and his only Strikeforce defeat was when he dropped their gold.
Mousasi went 7-0 out of DREAM and 5-1 for Strikeforce. He ended his Strikeforce run with five straight wins, including a first round submission on their final show.
UFC on Fuel TV 9 will witness Mousasi make his UFC debut against No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson. That takes place April 6 from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Sweden. Jones currently has his hands full with a UFC 159 title defense against Chael Sonnen in Jon Jones Names The Toughest Acquisition From Strikeforce