Esther Lin/Strikeforce/Sho Sports
Here we go again. This fight has been booked about 17 times and has never come to fruition, but Strikeforce is going to try to finally get it to work on January 12th in Oklahoma City. MMA Weekly has the news:
Kyle initially reported the bout on Wednesday via YouTube, and additional sources have told MMAWeekly.com that the fight has been verbally agreed to by both fighters with bout agreements expected shortly.
This is actually the fourth time that these two guys have been scheduled to face off, but injuries to one or the other have stopped the fight in its tracks. Mousasi is already talking about going to the UFC, but it's a little early for that.
Strikeforce's light heavyweight division has stagnated over the last year, and they've never been able to crown a new champion after Dan Henderson left for the UFC. King Mo was released, Mousasi has been hurt, and Rafael Cavalcante got busted for steroids after knocking Kyle silly and submitting him in their May bout. This bout won't be for a belt, but it's pretty obvious that the winner will be inserted directly into the mix of the UFC light heavyweight division if Strikeforce does indeed fold after this event.