he is a guy most fighters dont wanna fight. which is a problem in itself.
Ricco is in a tough spot where beating him doesn't mean much to name fighters so the only fights he can get are against unknown guys looking to use him as a stepping stone. Ricco can't get a fight against anybody he can use to catapult himself back into the limelight. Ricco was very upset when Overeem backed out of there fight because he has been waiting so long for that opportunity.
To truly understand just how much potential Ricco had you have to realize that Ricco was already in the midst of his downward spiral with drugs when he actually won the belt from Randy Couture. He didn't beat Randy when Ricco was at his best he was still dominating when he was in the midst of crashing down.
"If you get hit and it hurts hit him back you not knocked out yet."-Joe Doerksen
Are people to stupid to notice that it was Mousasi's game plan to let King Mo take him down, HS wrestling ? Div 1 All American lol.Mousasi obviously worked on his td defense since he subbed O'brian faster then Jon Jones did.
MW: Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi
I second the Mike Kyle bout idea... Mousasi hasn't appeared very motivated lately, but given his competition, I guess its somewhat understandable... in addition, he has a sort of stoic demeanor in general.
I think he's come to realize that in Strikeforce he actually has a challenge and he needs to train seriously. His first two fights in Strikeforce may have made him underestimate King Mo. However, when he returns to Strikeforce I'm sure he will be the destroyer he was prior to King Mo!