King Mo, Muhammed Lawal (16-4-1) had won his first of a scheduled two fights in a one night playoff format tournament to determine who would be the number one contender for the Bellator Light Heavyweight Title. Mo was slammed early in his bout with Linton Vassell so in revenge he decided to slam Linton repeatedly, but in the process he injured himself and cost himself the opportunity of the next fight. Mo admitted he was fighting for vengeance in an interview with Bleacher Report.
“Hell yeah, I tried to drop him on his head,” Lawal tells Bleacher Report with a laugh. “I was waiting for him to wrap around me, and I was just going to pitch him backward. I tried to do too much. I did a five-point move, but he posted his hands up,” Lawal says. “When he posted his hands up, I popped my hips and rotated into him. And that’s when I felt the click, click, pop.”
“I was struggling. I couldn’t grapple. I couldn’t hit mitts. People in the back saw me and they said something to the doctors, so they came to check me out. And I just had to be real with them. I wasn’t going to go out there and fight with an injury. I spent most of my career fighting with no ACL or fighting with some injury. I was feeling good. I had a great camp. I didn’t think it would be smart for me to go out there with an injury. People hate me anyway. I want to fight, but I want to fight at my best. I’ve fought through injuries throughout my career, and I’m tired of it.”
Then Mo switched gears to discuss his less than happy thoughts on Tito Ortiz.
“He acts like he’s a b—h. He ain’t gonna fight me,” Lawal says. “He says he ain’t gonna fight me because I’m ghetto? I’m like, what the hell? First of all, I’m not ghetto. I’m college educated. I’m smart. He comes up with the dumbest excuses to not fight me. He went out there against Liam and tapped twice, but only got caught tapping once. He wants to fight because it’s good for his career. He wants a big fight to jump into the mix.”
Lawal then decides to throw his name in the hat to be the next to take on Fedor.
“Hell yeah, I’ll fight Fedor. I like combat. Fedor is one of the best I’ve ever seen, across the board. Watching him fight and hearing him land his punches? It’s something everyone needs to hear once in their lifetime,” Lawal says. “I wouldn’t want to be hit by him, but I wouldn’t mind going out there and trying to mix it up with him.
“I’d love to be the person that fights Fedor.”