Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has only fought for Bellator since January, but couldn’t be happier. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion felt that CEO Bjorn Rebney does a terrific job with the fighters and stands by the comments he makes about them.
“You’ll have a lot of guys who will go out there and do an interview and blast you, but then when they see you, they shake your hand and tell you that you’re a hell of a fighter,” said Lawal to MMA Weekly. “Bjorn isn’t like that. That’s why I respect him and like him.”
In the Season 8 light heavyweight tournament, Lawal made it easily into the semifinals and was considered the favorite to win it all. Then the eventual winner Emanuel Newton knocked Lawal out cold with a spinning back fist.
Lawal returns for the 2013 Summer Series against Seth Petruzelli in a four person tournament. It’s June 19 from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK.