Surprises Of Summer Lead To Answers In Autumn

Pat MikroineContributor IAugust 17, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 08:   Lightweight champion BJ Penn (R) battles Kenny Florian during their lightweight championship title bout at UFC 101: Declaration at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Exactly who – or what is Gegard Mousasi ?


Upon the wake of Gegard Mousasi’s complete annihilation of Renato “Babalu” Sobral, it begs the question of what came first, the chicken or the egg ?


The chicken is the official end of Babalu’s relevance in a seriously depleted StrikeForce Light Heavy Weight division.


The egg is the coronation of The Dreamcatcher as the most dangerous Light Heavy Weight who does not hit the speed-bag at a black house in Rio de Janeiro.


There has been overwhelming fervor about a 31 year-old Shotokan Karate Master who has run through the best of the best in the deepest pool of talent the MMA world has to offer, but nary a mention of a 24 year-old silent Dutch assassin who has proven himself to be every Fighting IQ point equal to The Dragon.  


With all of the speculation running rampant about two equally elusive Black House teammates unwilling to face each other for the UFC (and possible pound-for-pound) title, the solution to that problem may just work itself out in the form of The Dreamcatcher.


Mousasi appears to be a robot (literally) sent here to destroy the best competition at his disposal. At this point it appears that the only serious threat to Gegard’s future dominance is M1 Global.


Coming Soon…Fedor


We all saw the ominous trailer at the conclusion of the StrikeForce card this past Saturday.


With the Halloween music playing in the background, it was meant to strike fear into the North American MMA fan’s heart.


What it accomplished was the opposite. After racing through the future scenarios StrikeForce presents Fedor, it became more trick than treat.


After watching a plump (to put it kindly) Mark Hunt toss Alistair Overeem to the ground with ease, one has to believe Fedor won’t be as susceptible to the dreaded Keylock that spelled doom for the Samoan Dough Boy.


Next for Baby Jay ?


Short answer – Diego Sanchez.


Long answer – mental stability and the drive to prove there has never been a better lightweight fighter.


After his physical and mental beatdown of Kenny “never kiss on the first date” Florian, BJ has come to terms with his calling in life. It seemed elementary the way he conserved energy and waited for Florian to make the inevitable mistake.


“Did he really say that sh*t ?”. After the comical one-liner BJ made upon hearing Florian’s threat to take him out in the 1st round, he appears to be focused on a stable of lightweights who have equal illusions of grandeur.


Diego is next in line to have whatever skills Penn haters declare as “world-class” rendered useless.