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Gegard Mousasi splits with M-1 Global

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Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi has parted ways with his long time management team, M-1 Global.

M-1 Global currently manage Fedor Emelianenko and have watched over the career of Mousasui as the fast rising twenty-four year old captured titles under both the DREAM and Strikeforce banners.

“After careful consideration, I have decided that it is in my best interest to part ways with M-1 Global,” stated Mousasi in a recent email to “During the time I spent under their wing, M-1 Global, as a promoter and management company, allowed me to achieve many great things. I appreciate all they have done for me.”

Mousasi did not reveal who he will represented by from here forth, but only stated, “My management is being taken care of by someone close to me.”

According to Apy Echteld, a represenative of M-1 Global, the move was strictly business.

“The business relationship with M-1 Global is over,” said Echteld. “It was a business decision, but not a personal one and there are no hard feelings.”

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