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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Full Contact Fighter’s “The Daily Takedown”: No King Mo!

"King Mo" Lawal. Photo credit: Esther Lin/Strikeforce

By Joshua Molina

No, no, no, “King Mo”.

The pride of Bellator and TNA is getting caught up in more wrestling nonsense right before his big fight against Seth Petruzelli.

Apparently Mo was in Las Vegas last weekend supporting his wrestling friend Kenny King at a Future Stars of Wrestling show.

Stone, an Indy promoter, was apparently calling out Mo during the night trying to instigate a fight.

At some point, Mo, fed up with the taunting, apparently jumped over the barricade and choked out Stone. See the video here.

Now Stone in social media says he plans to sue King Mo. He claims he’s not joking.

Despite what he says, this is, unfortunately, a wrestling angle and another distraction leading up to his fight with Petruzelli on June 19.

King Mo is a great fighter and personality. Right now, though, he should be focused on fighting, not wrestling.

This is a guy, by the way, who beat Gegard Mousasi. Easily.

. . . The UFC can’t catch a break in New York, but it just struck gold on television.

Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey is a far more marketable fight than Rousey vs. Cat Zingano, who was injured and forced to pull out of The Ultimate Fighter and a fight against Rousey.

Zingano deserves a title shot, but Tate and Rousey will make better television.

The two women hate each other and Tate survived the longest with Rousey, nearly taking her out of the first round.

Zingano’s injury comes at a terrible time, but she will bounce back and will get an eventual title shot.

But for now, The Ultimate Fighter just got a heavy dose of sass.

. . . The International Olympic Committee Executive Board OK’d wrestling, baseball/softball and squash to move forward for final consideration in the 2020 Olympic Games. Wrestling is currently an Olympic sport, but was one of the sports recommended for elimination earlier this year.

A final decision will take place in September.

The IOC today eliminated several other sports for contention, including wakeboarding, karate and rollersports.

Keep in mind that table tennis is an Olympic sport. . .


posted by FCF Staff @ 7:43 pm
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