“It was difficult, but it was also good because I was not motivated, and now I have that drive again. I really want to show everybody what I can do. That’s a plus point and I’m focusing on that,” Mousasi told MMAWeekly Radio about the time off he’s had lately.
“The training I’m doing now, I’m a lot more professional and I really had a good training camp. I had good trainers, good sparring partners, so everything fell in place. It wasn’t like clowning around a lot so it gave me good motivation to show what I can really do.”
When he’s on point, Mousasi remains one of the most dangerous fighters in the world at 205lbs, and if his training really was less than the best before now, he could become an even bigger threat when he moves to the UFC.
With Strikeforce on the verge of closing its doors after Saturday night, Mousasi now has a goal of debuting in the Octagon later this year and showing the world what he can do when fully prepared and motivated.
The only way to ensure a trip to the UFC however is to beat Mike Kyle this weekend.
“The main focus is actually this fight because you never know because you have to perform and I have to win. After that, I think going to the UFC is the plan, and after talking to my management it should be a done deal. First I have a fight with Strikeforce and that’s the most important thing,” said Mousasi.