Shame On Dana: Gegard Mousasi Never Offered UFC Contract

Sterling SpiarsAnalyst ISeptember 6, 2009

Gegard Mousasi is 25 years old with an excellent record of 26-2-1. He is constantly climbing up the ranks of the light heavyweight ladder, having only one fight at that weight.

Mousasi has fought under M-1, DEEP, Pride FC, Bodog Fight, Dream, and most recently with Strikeforce.

He has beaten the likes of Denis Kang, Melvin Manhoef, Ronaldo Souza, and Renato Sobral.

He was the first-ever Dream middleweight champion, vacating the title to test the light heavyweight waters. Mousasi just recently claimed the Strikeforce light heavyweight belt over "Babalu", proving the hype was justified.

In his 29 fights, only three of them have gone to a decision. This shows that any Mousasi fight has the potential of ending in a quick, exciting moment.

In a recent interview with Sherdog, Mousasi was asked about any sort of UFC offer. Mousasi quickly denies that any attempt was made by the UFC to land "The Dreamcatcher."

Of course, situations like this are usually hearsay, but if this is true, the question is why Dana would pass up on the marketing gold that lies in Mousasi?

Foreign fighters are usually pushed to the back burner in place for someone who knows the language and culture. Mousasi knows the language better than most foreigners, so this can't be the case, can it?

Another thing brought up in the Sherdog interview was Dana White's black-listing of any fighter who signed on with the EA Sports video game, MMA.

Mousasi claimed he had never heard of White's comments until after he signed with video game producers. Instead, Mousasi insisted that he did what he felt was best for his career, which is what any self-respecting person would do.

So shame on you Dana White, this walking contradiction failed in landing another international superstar that would have bolstered an already stacked division. Not only that, he helped the potential rise of Strikeforce, the organization that he is trying to wipe off American soil.