As “King Mo” Lawal prepares for his battle with Dustin Jacoby on September 5, the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion has a much clearer outlook on his future, as King Mo has signed a long-term-extension with Bellator that will keep the Mayweather Boxing Club product inside the Bellator cage for years to come.
“This was one of the easiest decisions I could have made,” Lawal said. “After everything that went down over the last six or seven months, I didn’t think this was something that would ever happen, but when Scott Coker came on board with Bellator, everything changed.
“This is where I want to be. I don’t care who I fight, when it is, or where it is. I get paid to fight, and that’s what I’m going to do for Bellator. That’s it.”
A staple with Bellator, Lawal has gone 4-3 inside the Bellator cage including victories over Seth Petruzelli, Mikhail Zayats, and Jacob Noe. In his last fight, Mo suffered a razor thin decision loss to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event of Bellator 120, and has made it no secret a rematch is something he would be open to.
But before Mo can get his hands on “Rampage,” he will battle Dustin Jacoby live on September 5. Lawal was originally scheduled to fight Tom DeBlass, but an injury forced DeBlass out of action. Marcus Sursa was next up for Mo, but Sursa also fell victim to the injury bug. With his next fight finally set, Mo is ready for a new chapter with Bellator that begins September 5, live on Spike TV.