King Mo Lawal has been a ‘moneyweight’ fighter ever since his humble beginnings back in Strikeforce. The brash light heavyweight has competed several times at heavyweight throughout his career, and appears to be interested in yet another with recently unretired Shane Carwin.
King Mo spoke about a potential match-up with the heavy handed former UFC interim heavyweight champ on ‘The MMA Hour’, and the ‘moneyweight’ fighter isn’t afraid to roll the dice against the big men.
“I heard Shane Carwin is looking to fight again. I wouldn’t mind fighting Shane Carwin, if he wants to come back. I’ll fight anybody, man. Moneyweight. So anybody that’s available to fight, I’m down to fight.”
“Man, look at the old-school MMA fights back in the day,” said Lawal. “I ain’t hear Keith Hackney complaining about size. I don’t care. At the end of the day, if I can make that weight, I’m going to fight you. Shane Carwin is the man. He has heavy hands. I sparred with him before and he touched me a few times, but it’s a fight. I’m about getting paid.”
Lawal has fought at heavyweight as recently as last year, when he competed and won RIZIN’s heavyweight tournament in Japan. Meanwhile, Carwin hasn’t fought since a decision loss to Junior Dos Santos all the way back at UFC 131 in 2011.
If King Mo gets what he wants, do you see the ‘moneyweight’ fighter beating the big man? Or will Carwin return to MMA with a win? Sound off in the comments section, PENN Nation!