Since returning from a one year suspension for steroids, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has competed for Bellator and just took part in his first official professional wrestling match. The former Strikeforce champion submitted Austin Bradley with an armbar at an OVW show in a dark match.
OVW is the training center for TNA talent. Lawal is taking on MMA and professional wrestling at the same time.
“There’s no rush in pro wrestling,” said Lawal to MMA Fighting. “I want to make sure I’m prepared. I don’t want to be a flop. I want to prove to the fans and the people in wrestling that I’m willing to learn. I’m a student of the game. I don’t want to go in there and mess things up.”
For TNA, Lawal has only been used as a special enforcer at the October Bound for Glory.
Lawal lost in the semifinals of the light heavyweight tournament to the eventual winner Emanuel Newton. He returns at Bellator 96 on June 19 against Seth Petruzelli in a four person tournament.