Strikeforce Post Fight: King Mo Lawal Says His Next Challenge Is To Win and Get Paid


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal knew he was going to beat Roger Gracie as soon as the ink hit the bout agreement.

The always confident Lawal had to wait more than a year to finally get back in action, but when he did he made the most of it with a first round knockout of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace.

Following the fight, Lawal spoke to MMAWeekly.com and admits that he’s happy with the win, but still disappointed by the amount of attention paid to Strikeforce this week.

Nevertheless, he’s got a paycheck in his pocket and as long as the fights keep coming and the checks don’t bounce, Lawal is happy to fight in Strikeforce or the UFC. He also gives his thoughts on his teammates at AKA also winning on Saturday and pays homage to a pro wrestling legend.

Check out this exclusive one on one interview with King Mo Lawal:

view original article >>

Related News

  • 15 days ago
  • 32 views

In addition to a previously announced title fight, September’s Bellator 123 event has added some notable names to the fight card.Filed under: Bellator, News more

  • 15 days ago
  • 25 views

Bellator is bringing out its big guns for September 5th's unofficial battle for Connecticut. In an effort to keep pace with UFC Fight Night 50, Bellator officials announced on Wednesday that Bellator 123 will be highlighted by the returns of both Cheick Kongo and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, as well as the promotional debut of Bobby Lashley.
As previously announced, the event is headlined by a featherweight championship rematch between Pat Curran and Patricio Freire.
"I've been wanting this rematch more

  • 15 days ago
  • 23 views

Bellator MMA is going all-in for its head-to-head showdown with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sept. 5. more

  • 4 days ago
  • 67 views

The main event between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown won 'Fight of the Night' honours, while Anthony Johnson and Dennis Bermudez won performance bonuses for their efforts. In the main event of the evening, Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown lived up to the lofty expectations placed on them and produced an entertaining five-round battle that culminated in a unanimous decision victory for Robbie Lawler. Both fighters had their moments during the contest but it was ultimately Lawler who was the more techn more

  • 23 hours ago
  • 3 views

Bad news from Zuffa-town, two recently debuting fighters have failed their post fight drug tests.
Robert Drysdale may have only had one fight in the UFC to this point, but he's failed two drug tests. The word is in (and more importantly the results) that the UFC light heavyweight failed his post fight test after defeating Keith Berish at the TUF 19 Finale. But, Drysdale's not alone. Keeping him company is newly resigned Kevin Casey, who will most likely have his knockout win against Bubba Bush o more

  • 10 hours ago
  • 13 views

NEW YORK - Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and current Bellator light heavyweight 'King' Muhammed Lawal opens up about his preferences in rap music, his upcoming bout against Tom DeBlass, who really won Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara and his candid thoughts on former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. more

  • 9 hours ago
  • 7 views

Tito responds to criticism about beating a middleweight in a light heavyweight fight, plus if the "Rampage" fight will happen and thoughts on the Rebney/ Coker situation. more

  • 24 days ago
  • 22 views

Leandro Issa won both a performance bonus and ‘Fight of the Night’ honours for his come-from-behind submission victory over Jumabieke Tuerxun. The second of two UFC events this weekend took place on Sunday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card featured an array of entertaining stoppages worthy of the coveted $50,000 bonus but one fighter in particular stole the show.
Not only did Brazil's Leandro Issa successfully rebound from a loss in his UFC debut, he did it i more

  • 15 days ago
  • 36 views

If you thought Bellator MMA was just going to roll over on Sept. 5, you better think again.
Bellator MMA is not going down without a fight.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) scheduled its upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 from the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, Conn., the same night Spike TV airs its Bellator 123 fight card at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville.
And both promotions are bringing their A game for the Friday night face off.
T more