King Mo (8-1-1 NC) thinks Bellator has the potential to be the breakout MMA promotion.
“I don’t want people to think of Bellator as a feeder program,” said Lawal to MMA Weekly. “Bellator is trying to be the top dog, and I feel like with people like me and with [Michael] Chandler and Ben Askren and a few others fighting in Bellator, people will take notice and see these fights.”
The former Strikeforce champion sees similarities in his previous and current employee.
“Bellator’s in the same situation that Strikeforce was in, we’re fighting for respect, and that’s what I’m going to do,” said Lawal. “I’m going to fight my ass off so we can get this respect as an organization.”
Lawal is expected to debut for the Bellator in 2013. This past Friday, he made an appearance for TNA wrestling.