MMA: Interview with Dreams’ GP Champ – Gegard Mousasi Part 2

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In this second part of the interview, Gegard Mousasi talks about the best MMA fighters, Affliction, video games and more.  Part 1 of the interview can be found here.

Nerdsociety (NS):  Who do you think is the #1 P4P fighter and why?
Gegard Mousasi (GM):  Fedor and GSP.  Well Fedor has won all of his fights, except for the cut against Kohsaka.  There is no doubt he is the best.  He has also beaten top competition.  He fought fighters in their prime, like Cro Cop, Arlovski and Nogueira.

GSP is also great because he’s a dominant fighter.  He’s very athletic.  He has avenged all of his losses and won in brutal fashions.

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NS:  You attended the Affliction event in the U.S. Did you notice any differences in the way MMA is promoted in the U.S. compared to Japan?
GM:  Yes I noticed a lot of differences but the main one I noticed are the fans.  Japanese fans are more quiet when they watch the fight. In the U.S., it’s more noisy and I felt more energy.  I think Japan has a better production value, especially with the lasers, fireworks and montages it shows that tells the story before a fight. It’s really impressive.

NS:  Is MMA still as big in Japan as it is in the U.S.?
GM:  Currently, MMA is biggest in the U.S. But if the Japanese organization gets better TV deals, it could be very big again.

NS:  Are you going to fight in the U.S. soon?
GM:  Yes. I’ll be fighting in Affliction.  I think the next Affliction show will be in June or July.

NS:  Sounds good.  What weight division?
GM:  Maybe heavyweight or light heavyweight.  I’m going to move up.

NS:  You knocked out former K-1 Japan Champion Musashi in a kickboxing match. Were you surprised with the outcome?
GM:  No, but I didn’t expect that the fight would end so early.  Musashi is tough and he can take punishment.

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Mousasi going for the KO against Musashi

NS:  How was that fight set up, was it because you guys have similar names?
GM:  Yes, Musashi was the name of a legendary swordsman in Japan.  He’s a legend in Japan because he was undefeated in battle. Because of that, we had to fight each other, to see who’s the real “Musashi.”

NS:  Besides training in MMA, what else do you like to do?
GM:  I like to hang out with friends. I like bowling. I like sport activities, and spending time with family.

NS: Are there any nerdy activities you like to do, like play video games?
GM: I don’t think they’re nerdy activities but I like to go online. I like to play games on my PS3.  I am a master in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. I also like movies a lot. Comedy shows too.

NS:  Last but not least, what do you want to say to all of your fans?
  Thanks for the support. Thanks for watching my fights. And of course, thanks to the fans that defends me in the forums (laughs).

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