It looks like it may cost you a bit extra to see the conclusion to Rampage Jackson and King Mo Lawal’s bitter rivalry.
“(Jackson-Lawal on pay-per-view is) sure in the back of my mind,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney told MMAJunkie. “It’s been a fight that as an MMA fan, I’ve wanted to see for a long time.”
Bellator is scheduled to make its pay-per-view debut on May 17 with a card headlined by the trilogy fight between current Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and former champion Michael Chandler. No other fights have been book for the card, but the showdown between Jackson and Lawal would be a fitting co-main event.
Jackson and Lawal picked up wins this past Saturday at Bellator 110 to advance to the Bellator Light-Heavyweight tournament finals. After Jackson’s fight, Lawal came into the cage and nearly came to blows with the former UFC Light-Heavyweight champion. “You next! You next!” Jackson yelled which elicited a strong reaction from Lawal, causing the two men to have to be separated from each other.
This is far from the first time Jackson and Lawal have been involved in a verbal scuffle. The two were famously video taped having a verbal altercation while they were headed to an autograph signing at the UFC Expo in 2009. Jackson and Lawal had put an end to their feud nearly two years ago, but it seems that the truce is all but over at this point.
The rebirth of the men’s rivalry has Rebney grinning ear to ear. “They had a long period where they talked a lot of crap among themselves, and then they went on a little bit of a hiatus,” Rebney said. “It just reignited – which I knew would happen because they actually really don’t like each other at all and they just kind of went on this calm hiatus. But it’s great – we’ll see where it goes. I always like to take a breath and see how things unfold and then react.”
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