“King Mo” Lawal Says One More, Farewell Fight Would Need to be With Bellator
By FCF Staff
“King Mo” Lawal retired earlier this year, following a stoppage loss to Jiri Prochazka in April, but if the accomplished fighter was to compete in one more bout, it would have to be with Bellator.
The 38-year-old Lawal, who has battled extensive injuries in recent years, faced Prochazka at RIZIN 15 and was stopped in the third round. The defeat was Lawal’s third straight, and the decorated wrestler decided to retire.
More recently, however, Lawal spoke with MMA Junkie. While discussing the possibility of a comeback, Lawal said this:
“The only thing that could bring me back is if I had a final farewell fight under the Bellator banner, because that’s my spot now,” Lawal said. “I love Japan, but Bellator is my home. If I could do it, I’d end my career with Bellator with Scott Coker. Find me the easiest fight I can get paid the most for.”
Lawal was also asked if he has any regrets about never fighting for the UFC, and he said this:
“My goal was to come into MMA, make money, have a good time and just fight. Some of these people that are fighting act like fans more than fighters. I’m sorry, man, I fight for money. I fought for money.”
The former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ retired with a record of 21-9, with 1 no-contest.