Gegard Mousasi:

“After careful consideration, I have decided that it is in my best interest to part ways with M-1 Global. 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…My management is [now] being taken care of by someone close to me.”

Mousasi also went on to explain how he would like to return to the U.S. to train with Mark Thomson at American Kickboxing Academy. 

What caused the split between M1 Global and Mousasi? Well it seems they could not come to an agreement for a specialized contract for Mousasi. Mousasi’s former manager at M-1, Apy Echteld, told MMA Junkie,  M-1 refused to sign him into a long-term management deal that would give the Dutch-Armenian fighter “lifetime security” — a contract that is similar to what Fedor Emelianenko has with M-1 Global.