Opinion: “King Mo” Needs To Put Up Or Shut Up
By Michael Hatamoto
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will enter the Bellator cage for the first time tonight against relatively unknown – and extremely overmatched – fighter Przemyslaw Mysiala.
Anything less than a Bellator tournament victory will be a massive disappointment for the former NCAA wrestler – and with Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral knocked out of the tournament, King Mo should cruise into a title shot.
King Mo may love attention from the media and MMA community, but he should still be in great shape and ready to fight.
Besides a lone loss to Rafael Cavalcante at Strikeforce: Houston in 2010, King Mo has beaten the likes of Roger Gracie, Gegard Mousasi, and Mark Kerr.
In addition to King Mo’s amateur wrestling background, he spent one month training on his standup in Holland. Back stateside, he trained in Las Vegas with the likes of Jeff Mayweather, Roy Nelson and Vinny Magalhaes, giving him a well-rounded camp.
King Mo has aspirations of MMA glory, pro wrestling paydays and an occasional foray into the boxing ring in 2013 – he has tremendous star potential, and could be a great long-term asset for Bellator on Spike TV.