Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will no longer be managed by M-1 Global, who are well-known for managing top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, Mousasi today announced in an email to Sherdog:
After careful consideration, I have decided that it is in my best interest to part ways with M-1 Global. During the time I spent under their wing, M-1 Global, as a promoter and management company, allowed me to achieve many great things. I appreciate all they have done for me.
My management is being taken care of by someone close to me.
Mousasi (28-2-1), a DREAM veteran and former title-holder, remains under contract with Strikeforce and is expected to fight Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in April on CBS before likely entering DREAM’s light heavyweight tournament. Mousasi was recently in the U.S. to train with UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre.