With planned retirement at 30, Gegard Mousasi searching for best career options

LOS ANGELES – Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi has no plans to fight until his body fails him. When the 24-year-old hits the big 3-0, he’s out.

With that in mind, he has set strict goals for his career’s path, including a jump to heavyweight in 18 months. Before he bulks up, though, he wants to fight six to eight times in 2010 and plans to start by fighting Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in April. He also plans to participate in a DREAM eight-man light heavyweight tournament rumored for June.

But after that, where could the breakout star ply his trade? He has at least one fight promotion in mind.


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