Muhammed Lawal, better known as “King Mo,” is one of the most out-spoken MMA fighters in the world. He has made comments recently about the UFC killing Strikeforce off by taking away its biggest names and signing them to UFC contracts.
Lawal, a former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, defeated Roger Gracie in his last bout for the company, earning a knockout late in the first round. He is 8-1 in his career and 3-1 in Strikeforce.
Now, with the Strikeforce 205-pound title vacant due to Dan Henderson resigning with the UFC, King Mo’s next opponent is unknown. Lawal, though, has plans to change that as best he can.
“I’m open to fight anybody,” said Lawal, in a recent interview with Fighthype.com. “Next week, I’m going to start a verbal onslaught on somebody. I can’t say who it is, but y’all kinda get the idea of who it is, you know what I’m sayin.’ So, I’m looking for that fight…he knows when he steps into the debating game with me, I’m a Sugar Ray Robinson mixed with Henry Armstrong; can’t be touched.”
Lawal wouldn’t go into any further detail about who he plans on calling out, but with the way fighters have been jumping from Strikeforce to the UFC, it could be any number of 205 pounders out there right now.
One possible opponent for Lawal is Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, as the two have had problems in the past. It would make for the biggest fight of Lawal’s career, and could even be signed to happen in Japan when the UFC visits there in February, as both were stars over there before coming to the United States.