Archive: king mo

Mar 3, 2014 9:52 am

Bellator’s Rampage vs. King Mo Scuffle Staged?

After Rampage Jackson celebrated his second victory in the Bellator cage at Bellator 110, he and “King Mo” got into a scuffle that was certainly heated, if not over the top. However, when Sherdog.com reporter Jack Encarnacao  asked Mohegan Regulatory Head Mike Mazzulli if any potential commission punishments or sanctions placed on the fighters as a...

Feb 28, 2014 7:46 pm

BELLATOR 110 Results: King Mo Earns Unimpressive Decision Win Over Zayats

King Mo Lawal showed improvements since his last outings in the Bellator cage. He kept his hands high in anticipation of Zayats’ shots and was more aggressive in controlling where the fight would go. King Mo did a good job in landing shots early on in the fight, but Zayats started to find his range...

Feb 28, 2014 7:04 pm

BELLATOR 110 Results: Bessette Picks Up Split Decision Win over Nunes

Matt Bessette will be joining Desmond Green in the semi-finals of the featherweight tournament. The fight opened with a lot of blocked shots from Nunes and Bessette and it was clear they did their homework on each other. Bessette seemed more methodical in his approach of attack while Nunes countered wildly and continuously pressed forward,...


Feb 28, 2014 6:27 pm

BELLATOR 110 Results: Green Defeats Richman, Advances to Featherweight Semi-Finals

Mike Richman and Desmond Green kicked off the tenth season of Bellator tonight with their first-round featherweight tournament bout. Mike Richman was the first to find a comfortable striking distance as he started to pick apart Desmond Green at the end of the first with decent combinations. Green also absorbed some hard leg kicks in...

Feb 27, 2014 11:52 am

King Mo: ‘Staph Infection Almost Killed Me’

“It almost killed me. I don’t explain it to people. I downplayed the whole thing. They didn’t know how bad it was. People would text me, and I was in the hospital texting them back like nothing happened. I battled back from it. It messed my body up. My body is still getting healthy from...

Jan 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chael Sonnen Pays The Way For Olympic Wrestler To Live In Russia

BloodyElbow.com posted a story today, and I wanted to share it with you guys and gals. Now, there aren’t many MMA fighters who are as polarizing (and as vexing, to their opponents) as Mister Chael P. Sonnen. If you like him, you really like him. And if you hate him, you literally wish a plague...

Nov 14, 2013 10:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Talks Newton Rematch, His Fighting Persona and Future

In part two of our interview, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal focuses on MMA. Host: Transitioning to MMA here: what do you think went wrong against Emanuel Newton a couple of weekends ago at Bellator 106? Lawal: Personally, I thought I won. I thought I won rounds one, four and five. He landed that neck kick...

Nov 13, 2013 5:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Talks Pro Wrestling Progression, Diamond Dallas Page Yoga & More

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal recently sat down with Late Night Cageside Radio, and discussed pro wrestling, his relationship with former pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, and his new gluten-free diet. In part two of the interview, Lawal spoke about his rematch fight with Emanuel Newton, his future in Bellator, and the state of MMA. Host:...

Nov 12, 2013 12:50 pm

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Discusses Loss To Emmanuel Newton at Bellator 106

“I felt like I pushed the action, I felt like I had the bigger shots.  I was never hurt in the fight,” Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal said about his most recent loss to Emmanuel Newton at Bellator 106.  “I felt like my style was more effective damage-wise, and I felt that I won the fight,...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Medical Suspensions: Bellator 106’s Alvarez & Chandler Among 22 Suspended Fighters

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place this Saturday in Long Beach California during which Eddie Alvarez avenged his loss to the formerly undefeated Michael Chandler to win the lightweight belt, Emmanuel Newton defeated King Mo to win the interim light-heavyweight belt, Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran to win the featherweight belt, and Joe Riggs...

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Oct 5, 2013 11:23 am

VIDEO: King Mo calls Newton’s spinning backfist ‘feminine’

In anticipation of their first ever pay-per-view event, the Bellator Fighting Championship has had their biggest star, Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, recount his devastating knockout loss at the hands of his upcoming opponent, Emanuel Newton. The two light-heavyweight fighters are set on a collision course for Bellator 106 on November 2.

Aug 15, 2013 12:02 pm

Bellator Adds King Mo vs. Newton Rematch To Already Stacked Pay-Per-View Event

Chandler vs. Alvarez II won’t be the only highly anticipated rematch featured on Bellator’s Pay-Per-View debut November 2nd, as King Mo will once again meet Emanuel Newton, this time for the interim Bellator Light Heavyweight Title. With reigning Light Heavyweight Champion Attila Vegh sidelined with a shoulder injury, Mo and Newton will now square off...

Jul 29, 2013 11:33 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath, UFC on FOX 8 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This is the first installment of BJPenn.com’s Monday Morning Aftermath column, which will consist of breaking down the previous weekend’s top news and touching on what fans can expect to look for the following week as aftermath from that action. This column will also give the fans a head’s up on anything MMA...

Jun 27, 2013 3:24 pm

King Mo Calls Next Bellator Opponent A B****!!

“I’ll put it like this; they call him the psycho, but I’ve got some Lexapro for his ass. It’s my fist and it’s gonna help him get his mind right. I seen him backstage after we had both lost our fights, and he was crying like a little bitch saying, ‘Man, I just gave up....

Jun 5, 2013 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 3) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Talks Bellator 96, King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli, War Machine vs. Blas Avena | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming title...

May 2, 2013 9:37 am

MMA Elite Brand Owner Alden Halpern Announces Resignation As CEO

As first reported by FightParrot.com, MMA Elite Owner Alden Halpern has officially stepped down as acting CEO of the premiere sports apparel brand. Although he has decided to part ways with the MMA industry for personal reasons, he will still retain ownership and majority share of the company. Stepping in to fulfill the role of...

Apr 5, 2013 10:37 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo: I Want Rampage To Make His Money And Be Happy | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal talked with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night about a number of topics, ranging from his recent fights to his pro wrestling career.  But given all that has happened in the last few days, the conversation inevitably turned to the controversy being stirred up between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre following UFC...

Apr 3, 2013 11:08 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Happy With Career Choices: I’ll Never Call Dana Daddy, I’m Doing My Thing

Though the transition between Mixed Martial Arts and Professional Wrestling is not entirely new (see Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock and Sakuraba, among others), competing in both simultaneously is a rare endeavor.  Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is doing just that, fighting for both the Bellator Fighting Championships and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. Wednesday night, Lawal...

Mar 28, 2013 10:23 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO 3/27/13 – JOSH THOMSON, KING MO (FULL ARCHIVE)

Last night the BJPENN.COM RADIO crew returned to action with UFC on fOX 7 fighter Josh Thomson and Bellator light-heavyweight, King Mo. If you missed the live show you can use the player above to catch the full archived audio. You can also check out the full archive from the great BJPENN.COM RADIO CHANNEL RIGHT...