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Gegard Mousasi Training for Nov. 7 Strikeforce Fight

Gegard Mousasi is currently training for his next fight to take place at the Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers-headlined Strikeforce event on Nov. 7 in Hoffman Estates, Ill., the fighter confirmed Monday on his blog for M-1 Global.

The Strkeforce 205-pound champ's opponent is to be announced, but according to Mousasi, the rumors are Kevin Randleman, Paulo Filho and Mike Whitehead. He added that while Ricardo Arona has not joined Strikeforce, the PRIDE veteran would be a great signing for the organization.

Mousasi believes Whitehead is the most logical pick of the three because of Whitehead's win over Randleman in June, but until he receives an official offer, his preparations are being geared towards himself.

"On this level everybody is a threat in a fight," Mousasi wrote." It's better to look at yourself instead of your opponent."

In his Strikeforce debut in August, Mousasi knocked out Renato "Babalu" Sobral in 60 seconds and his next fight was supposed to be against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at DREAM.11, but due to a shoulder injury Mousasi's return to Japan will happen after his Nov. 7 Strikeforce fight.

Quick Hits:

On the main event status going to Fedor: "Unfortunately I don't have the main event yet because the honor goes to Fedor and to be honest I don't mind it a bit," Mousasi wrote. "It's a interesting matchup... I hope I don't break any bones in my fight so I can see the fight live myself."

On fighting for Strikeforce instead of the UFC: "There are so many things possible in a short time, maybe I lose two times and the UFC doesn't want me at all. That's why I focus on one fight at a time. My goal in the future is of course to become UFC champion but I'm not in a rush. I'm happy with Strikeforce now and that's the most important things."

On earning recognition in America: "After my win on Babulu, I've noticed that I have gotten more American fans. A lot of people didn't know me but winning against the favorite in Babulu gave me extra attention. There were some people that weren't convinced yet but I'm happy to show them my ability. I like to read all the great reactions and that people believe in me. It really motivates me and I feel I'm just making my entrance. I still have a long road to go."

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