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Gary “The Gatekeeper” Goodridge: Gegard Mousasi is a kid, I am an adult

Staying true to form with a long history of booking match-ups at the last moment, the officials from “Dynamite!! 2009” have recently booked a bout between Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi and Gary Goodridge with just a few days leading up to the event.

Goodridge recently sat down to share his feelings on his upcoming New Years Eve showdown with Mousasi and revealed that he hadn’t had a chance to review any tape on his younger opponent. Check it out below.

21 COMMENTS
  • felrod says:

    Is Gary Goodridge huffing discounted carpenter glue?!?
    He hasn’t fought MMA in 5 years, has never seen Mousassi fight and proudly calls himself Japan’s gatekeeper…

    “He’s a kid I’m an adult” “When you watch tape you forget to fight your fight”

    If he makes no sense now, imagine the nonsense he’ll spew after we see Gegard’s fist enter Big Daddy’s mouth and come out the back of his head.

    Also, Goodridge keeps talking about making Gegard fight his game…..WHAT GAME NUMBNUTS YOU HAVEN’T FOUGHT MMA IN 5 YEARS?

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  • 3OAM says:

    Wouldn’t Mousasi’s youth work to his advantage?

    It seems like youth and vitality frequently beat out seniority and experience.

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  • toynut says:

    23 – 19 – 1 (Win – Loss – Draw)

    With a record like this, he should check out the word Humility in the dictionary…

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  • FightFan313 says:

    this is so small time. waisted fight for Gegard Mousasi and fans…even at heavyweight. going to be embarrassing for Gary. Gary admitted he is going to loose. He will make Mousasi fight for the win but..wow this guy is the “gate keeper” lmao.
    I’m outa here.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    The proudest gate keeper of them all… Hey kid you gotta go through me to make it in Japan. umm ok mister… crack.

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  • bluepill23 says:

    felrod: Is Gary Goodridge huffing discounted carpenter glue?!?He hasn’t fought MMA in 5 years, has never seen Mousassi fight and proudly calls himself Japan’s gatekeeper… “He’s a kid I’m an adult” “When you watch tape you forget to fight your fight”If he makes no sense now, imagine the nonsense he’ll spew after we see Gegard’s fist enter Big Daddy’s mouth and come out the back of his head.Also, Goodridge keeps talking about making Gegard fight his game…..WHAT GAME NUMBNUTS YOU HAVEN’T FOUGHT MMA IN 5 YEARS?

    dude he fought december of last year he didnt win hes actualy fought somewhat often in the past 5 years his last win coming in march of 07 get your facts right before you bash

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  • D241 says:

    Gegard putting fist through Goodridges mouth and coming out the back of his head? I don’t think so.

    Gegard wins via submission from the ground. Gary may be way past his prime and never a title contender, however Gary Goodridge is tough as nails and a tough guy to finish regardless of who he’s facing.

    Gary has faced opponents such as Don Frye(3times) Oleg Taktarov, Marco Ruas, Igor Vovchansyn(2x), Mark Coleman, Tom Erickson, Valinteen Overeem and Alistair Overeem, Big Nog, FEDOR, Paul Buentello, and Heath Herring and Ricco Rodriguez. So he lost 13 of those 16 fights, not too many would even fair that well let alone had the chance to face opposition like that. Give Gary SOME credit.

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  • cocoonofhorror says:

    this will be short and brutal. the Japanese will have Goodrich’s blood on their hands.

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  • cocoonofhorror says:

    lol @ D241. Mousasi could win this however he wants. if he takes G down and taps him, it would be as a favor.

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  • retrofitting123 says:

    gegard shouldnt even take this fight-he has nothing to gain. a freak loss would be terrible

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  • mu_shin says:

    Took a quick look at Goodridge’s recent record: he fought MMA five times in 2008, and lost all five. His kickboxing record is no more distinguished, listed as 12-21. His MMA career goes all the way back to 1996; he’s been in there with some greats, as mentioned by D241, but at 43, if Gary ever had a heyday, it’s long past.

    Still, I think in his non-sequitur rambling, Goodridge actually made some sense. He’s a fighter, Mousasi is a fighter, and in order to get paid, fighters fight. There is risk inherent in every contest, and while Gegard may have nothing to gain in terms of his title and position in his division, he gains a payday and perhaps some needed exposure among MMA fight fans. Goodridge gets in the ring with a random chance at a huge uspest victory, balanced by the much more likely ignominious defeat, softened hopefully by a decent remuneration for his efforts.

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  • Jak says:

    Gate keepers win q

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    well props to Gegard for getting paid, but its a damn waste of talent
    i hope he ends it quick so he can fight again early next year
    Gegard is a violent young man with some awesome technique, maybe Gary can take it back to the old school, go for the firemans carry, trap Gegard in a crucifix and elbow him unconcious in 15 seconds

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  • Nick Havok says:

    hindsightufuk: well props to Gegard for getting paid, but its a damn waste of talenti hope he ends it quick so he can fight again early next yearGegard is a violent young man with some awesome technique, maybe Gary can take it back to the old school, go for the firemans carry, trap Gegard in a crucifix and elbow him unconcious in 15 seconds

    …and then celebrate by running his face into the crossbeam of the octogon!

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  • shocbomb says:

    Total joke and waste of a fight in two ways. We all know it will take about 45 seconds if that before Gary gets Ko’ed or Subbed. The 2 ways this fight is a a waste first and formost the most obvious is FEG could of gave a way way better opponent to Mousasi to fight then Goodridge. A few names that come to mind that a free are Ricardo Arona, Jeff Monson, Paulo Filho, etc And 2nd a way better match up all together could of been put in this fights spot. Just look at all the great LW fighters not fighting at Dynamite on bolth Dream and Sengokus roster how about lets say Joachim hansen vs Satoru Kitaoka or Mitsuhiro Ishida vs Eiji Mitsuoka or Eddie Alvarez vs Jorge Masvidal the fight we all wanted to see in the Bellator final. Shit a mix of any of those LW’s fighitng one another would of done justice. Its just a total waste of a opponent and a fight for Dynamite buy FEG/Dream. Same thing with Overeems opponent Fujita, I would of liked to see Tim Sylvia, Arlovski, in that spot instead of Fujita. Horrible horrible match making for those 2 fights.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    I guess with the amount of fights they have on this card they had to make sure there was a couple of quickies on there to keep things moving right along

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  • D241 says:

    Not really on topic but just a ufc tidbit, Gary putting that crucifix and dropping those VICIOUS elbows was the first time in UFC history that Big John had to step in to stop the fight. That was so back in the day they had not yet come up with ref stopping the fight, only tapout or towel thrown in. It’s a good thing too b/c Gary was not going to stop dropping those elbows and the guy getting hit was out cold.

    Please no agree or disagree’s.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    what was the martial art Gary was advertised as being an expert in? i forget now.
    Kuk Sool Won! or something like that, i still never met anyone who has ever heard of anyone who studied it! believe it was a Korean type of JKD, whatever works type thing.
    i used to love those intros, “this man is a trap fighter with a bare knuckle record of 250 and 0 with 249 ko’s”
    and dont forget Gary once arm wrestled 1000 japanese in a row!!

    and D241, i think that was Herrera with the elbows, and he was out after the first or second one, then took a bunch more, that was truly vicious. i remember at the time thinking Gary was a martial arts master with that move! oh the irony!

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  • D241 says:

    I’m only playing devils advocate b/c so many people are ruling Gary out. Of course if I was to bet it’d be on Mousasi but consider that Mousasi himself admits his training hasn’t been good, and when was the last time Gary fought someone less than 210lbs? Seriously, anyone? Gary has fought big dudes, but fighting a much smaller man may play to his advantage.

    Look at Gary’s opponents and the weight they are at. Of course Big Daddy isn’t imposing, however styles make fights and Gary is a tough dude, has size and strength and a ton of experience. Keep i mind Mousasi is just 24yrs old and could still make 185lb limit.

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  • shocbomb says:

    I would just love to see Gary KO Mousasi now just becasue Mousasi took this stupid ass fight in the first place.

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  • mu_shin says:

    Hindsight-

    Having gotten my ass handed to me on several occasions by Kuk Sool Won practitioners, I can attest that there are many who study it, and it is an effective traditional Korean form. They use hard karate type hand techniques, less acrobatic more mid- body level kicking techniques, and also include joint manipulation and grappling in their arsenal. I competed in point tournaments in the early Nineties in Northern California, specifically Grand Master Hae Young Kim’s California Open in Vallejo, as a TKD student before I got my black belt. What I remember most is Kook Sul promoted very slowly, so there were five year students wearing purple belts fighting in intermediate divisions against TKD green belts who had been training for ten months, which lead to a lot of walk-overs, but I learned more from getting my ass kicked by those guys than by anything else I did back then.

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