Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Best MMA Fighter NOT In The UFC: Gegard Mousasi (26-2)

By Brooks "Heavy Hands" Taylor

This past Saturday, Gegard Mousasi made is U.S debut, knocking out the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, Renato "Babalu" Sobral in exactly 1 minute. With a combined record of 26 wins and 2 losses, at the age of 24, he is hands down the most talented fighter not currently under contract with the UFC. Look for this kid to make a big name for himself in the very near future.

A highlight video detailing his rise to Light Heavy Weight dominance:



His destruction of Renato "Babalu" Sobral at Saturday’s Strikeforce event:



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UPDATE: A few folks on Twitter invoked the name "Fedor" in response to this post. The author gives his thoughts...

Heavy Hands: "I never used the term P4P and I’m not a big fan. I said talented and Mousasi is as talented a fighter as MMA has right now with the exception of Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. Fedor is coddling his career lately and fighting UFC rejects. If you need a comparison, then look at it this way: both Fedor and Mousasi have fought Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral. Fedor outweighed him by 20 lbs. and fought to a decision. Mousasi is a small 205 lbs. and he KO’d him in 60 seconds. Hmmm. And the kid is only 24."


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