Gegard Mousasi's Blogs

  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Tuesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    3:30 a.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 140: Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones faces former champ Lyoto Machida; the Nogueira brothers, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest fights in Pride history.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Yushi Okami Featuring Anderson Silva vs. Yushi Okami; Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin; Travis Browne vs, Stefan Struve; Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera.

    9:00 p.m. ET FX: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 11: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: Vicious Fighters face off in the third quarterfinal fight; Dana reveals the semifinal match-ups.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview for UFC: Alaxander Gustafsson vs. Ge Mousasi in Stockholm, Sweden.

    10:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best Of Sonnen Chael Sonnen all-access account of his UFC on FOX; the greatest trash talker of them all; Sonnen mic'd up for his real time reaction to the legendary fight between Shogun and Henderson.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Anderson Silva vs. Yushi Okami; Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin; Travis Browne vs, Stefan Struve; Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET AXS: AXS Fights The Best of 2012 Highlights from the year's fights.

    5:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Wired Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua; Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn; Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick. From Seattle.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider Fuel for the Fire Long Island native Chris Weidman tours the town he loves; Alexander Gustafsson sits down with Jon Anik; Nate Diaz's submission game; Chad Mendes' dominating performance.

    8:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider Alexander Gustafsson's San Diego training; Joe Lauzon's signature moves; Arianny Celeste poses.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider Flashback Seattle; Heavyweights Collide Experience UFC on FOX 5 from a new perspective; The comeback of Cain Velasquez; Randy Couture analyzes the Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez championship fight.

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC From All Angles Rashad Evans Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded UFC 147: Wanderlwi Silva vs. Rich Franklin II Highlights of UFC 147 in Brazil.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed Featuring Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Stephan Bonnar, and Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: The Fundamentals Fighters Kenny Florian and Rashad Evans teach you the fundamentals of watching the UFC.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: The Moves Learn the secret moves of the best fighters in the world.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed Featuring Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Stephan Bonnar, and Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded UFC 147: Wanderlei Silva vs. Rick Franklin II Highlights of UFC 147 in Brazil.

    10:00 p.m. ET Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine; Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring; Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle. From Oklahoma City.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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  • Compared to How Fighters in U.S. Prepare, Mousasi Believes He’s Way Behind By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Gegard Mousasi (Pictured), on “Beatdown,” discussing the advantages he believes fighters training in the U.S. have:

    “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. 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. If you compare me to the U.S. fighters, I’m just an amateur the way I prepare for my fights. I give [up] a lot of advantages there. I understand that, but for me, yes, I’m learning but slowly.”

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  • Radio: Mousasi, Healy By: TJ De Santis

    Live radio was in full effect Wednesday on The Sherdog Radio Network with new episodes of "Beatdown" and "The Savage Dog Show."

    After nearly a month away from The SRN Greg Savage returned for another edition of "The Savage Dog Show." Along with co-host Jeff Sherwood the two men discussed the latest topics in mixed martial arts. Including the fight announcement of Alistair Overeem facing Brock Lesnar. Greg and Jeff also spoke to Pat Healy. The Team Quest product is set to face Maximo Blanco Saturday night in the Strikeforce cage.

    Jon Luther and I were also back for another edition of "Beatdown." Joining us was former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi. The Dutch based Armenian will return to Strikeforce on December 17th to take on an un-named opponent. "The Dreamcatcher" talks about his return state-side, the landscape of mixed martial arts, and his goals going forward. Luther and I also talk about the announcement that Carlos Condit will be replacing Nick Diaz in a welterweight title match against champion Georges St. Pierre.

    Check out the show and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Scoring Bug Strikes Again By: Jason Probst



    Gegard Mousasi (above) lost a point in the first round against Keith Jardine. | Sherdog.com



    After Gegard Mousasi lost a point in the first round for an upkick to the face, I immediately got a bad feeling in my stomach. This was the kind of thing that could force a draw, especially if Keith Jardine won the first round.

    However, despite hitting four of five takedowns in the stanza, Jardine was unable to do squat with Mousasi, as he took zero damage and, for the most part, popped up with relative ease. He also landed several punches in the round and dominated the second and third.

    Naturally, the bout was a draw. Two judges gave Jardine the first round, which is not scandalous, even if it is a little off. What is definitely weird is that a third judge gave Jardine the second round, even though, according to Fightmetric, he was clearly outworked on the feet and did virtually no damage on the ground.

    It was a game showing by Jardine, but judges need to stop scoring takedowns that do not result in damage or positional control.

    Jason Probst can be reached at Jason@jasonprobst.com, and at www.twitter.com/jasonprobst.

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  • Mousasi: Allowing Elbows Makes Wrestling More Important By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Gegard Mousasi (Pictured), on “Beatdown,” discussing Strikeforce’s rule change to allow elbows on the ground:

    “I think now it’s more dangerous to be fighting from your back because elbows can cut you. I think now more than ever wrestling is more important. With elbows you can do more damage from the top position. It changes the fighting a little bit, but it shouldn’t matter because I shouldn’t be on my back anyway.”

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  • Beatdown: Askren, Mousasi By: TJ De Santis

    Live radio returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Monday with a brand new episode of "Beatdown." Lutfi Sariahmed was live for two hours. Joining him were MMA fighters Gegard Mousasi and Ben Askren.

    Ben Askren returns to the Bellator cage this Saturday night in a non-title affair. "Funky" will be facing former bodogFIGHT welterweight champion Nick Thompson. Askren chats with Sariahmed about the upcoming fight.

    Also on Saturday night former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will face UFC veteran Keith Jardine in San Diego, California. Mousasi chats about the fight and how Jardine being a late replacement has effected his preparation for the contest.

    Check out the show and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Radio: 'The Jordan Breen Show' By: TJ De Santis

    Jordan Breen returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Thursday for another edition of "The Jordan Breen Show." On this episode Breen takes listener calls, emails, and talks about the latest news of Mike Kyle pulling out of his upcoming fight with Gegard Mousasi.

    Check out the show and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Mousasi, Tokoro, Minowa Join ‘Dynamite’ Lineup By: Chris Nelson



    Hideo Tokoro: Taro Irei | Sherdog.com



    Fighting and Entertainment Group today continued to fill out the card for “Dynamite: The Power of Courage 2010,” adding a trio of MMA bouts and one kickboxing match to take place on New Year’s Eve at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

    The K-1 and Dream parent company announced a featherweight MMA contest between Hideo Tokoro and boxer-turned-kickboxer Kazuhisa Watanabe, as well as an open-weight matchup featuring fan favorite Ikuhisa Minowa and judoka Hiroshi Izumi. Also confirmed was a previously reported welterweight tilt between Hayato “Mach” Sakurai and Jason High.

    Meanwhile, Dream light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will take part in a K-1 rules bout against K-1 heavyweight champ Kyotaro Fujimoto, also known by the ring name Keijiro Maeda. Mousasi made his K-1 debut at last year’s “Dynamite,” where he scored a quick first-round technical knockout over promotional stalwart Musashi.

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  • Mousasi Eyes Mike Tyson-Like Performances



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