Former light heavyweight champion Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal not only lost his belt to Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante at “Strikeforce: Houston,” but it appears the flamboyant wrestler has lost the next nine months as well.
Sherdog.com reports that Lawal will have surgery next Tuesday on a knee he injured during Saturday night’s defeat, the first of his professional career.
“Mo wanted to take one more fight, but we decided that this injury should be attended to first,” Lawal’s manager Ryan Parson’s told the website.
Lawal will have both his ACL (anterior crucial) and PCL (posterior crucial) ligaments repaired.
The former champ was perfect through his first seven bouts prior to his tango with Feijao and was coming off the biggest win of his career when he upset Gegard Mousasi at “Strikeforce: Nashville” to capture the crown.