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Gegard Mousasi scratched for DREAM “Super Hulk” Tournament

It appears as though Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will no longer be a part of the DREAM “Super Hulk” Tournament card scheduled to resume on October 6.

Multiple sources have recently confirmed the news in a report on MMAWeekly.com.

It seems as though a possible shoulder injury suffered during the grappling exhibition between himself and Fedor Emelianenko during “M-1 Global: Breakthrough” may have had something to do with Mousasi’s recent withdrawal from the tournament.

DREAM officials are reportedly actively pursuing a replacement for the event.

Mousasi had previously been slated to face off with Rameau Thierry Sokodjou on the card. Other participants in the tourney include Ikuhisa Minowa and Hong Man Choi.

7 COMMENTS
  • xtreme_machine says:

    either that ^ or because what he said bout steroid in japan

    i guess that Strikeforce will do that match up next vs Sokodjou or Tim
    Kennedy

  • edub says:

    Wow hurt from the grappling exhibition.

    WTF. Horrible news but how smart is it to enter a grappling exhibition with the best HW in the world when u have a fight 2 months later.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Damm, I was looking forward to seeing him fight Sokodjou.

  • Kamakosmo says:

    Where are the DREAM shows at?
    What was Mr. Mousasi recently quoted as saying in regards to the “No testing” policy in Japan?
    Coincidence? Get the hell out of here.
    He basically called out the whole MMA culture of Japan and those individuals that fight there….especially those that fight there knowing they can juice, fearlessly….and do.
    He’s being punished.
    I applaud Mr. Mousasi and hope his MMA career will never be derailed due to his honesty.

    WAR MOUSASI

  • moosebaby02 says:

    This nothing but good news for him if the reason is really cause he got hurt in an “EXHIBITION” match that EVERYONE in the world really really really wanted to watch. At least he wont have to go and waste his time over there. Im with xtreme on this one about the comments he made about Japan and their refusal to do drug testing over there. He has to much of a future ahead of him to be taking on roid heads over there and getting hurt seriously taken him out of competition for any length of time. Personally I would love to see more of the serious MMA fighters who take integrity to the heart and start boycott fighting Japan until they take the safety and the health of the fighters they are employing roids or not seriously.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    LMAO @ him being hurt in that pillow fight. give me a break.

  • GassedOut says:

    Yep, I agree…it’s not a rocket-science connection between his anti-doping comments and his scratch from the tournament. “A [real] man swears to his own hurt and does not change [his mind when punished].” WAR MOUSASI!

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