King Mo Lawal Slated to Return as Part of Bellator Summer Series Tournament

April 10, 2013
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Muhammed King Mo Lawal StrikeforceMost of us expected Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to run through the Bellator Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament, and at least make it to the finals, likely against fellow favorite Renato “Babalu” Sobral.

Three fights later and neither Lawal nor Sobral remained in the tournament. Sobral lost in the quarterfinal round, while Lawal was taken out in the semifinals; both met their demise courtesy of a spinning backfist.

Season 8 concluded last week, but Bellator on Wednesday announced that it would do another light heavyweight tournament – along with heavyweight and bantamweight tournaments – this summer, albeit with four-man brackets instead of the usual eight.

No competitors were announced in the initial announcement, but Spike TV president Kevin Kay later on Wednesday revealed to MMAWeekly.com that Lawal would make his next start in the Bellator cage as part of the Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament.

“Mo is actually going to fight in the Summer Series and I think people will be very excited to see how he comes back and what he does different this time,” said Kay, who was as surprised as everyone else to see Lawal get knocked out at Bellator 90.

“Of course I didn’t want to see him get knocked out, but that’s the tournament,” Kay added. “It just validates the tournament structure.”

Kay didn’t know yet whom Lawal’s next opponent would be, only that he will be a part of the Bellator Summer Series on Spike TV.

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  • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

    This guy needs to get his career back on track fast. He’s such a talented fighter.

    • Mark McDowall

      Really?? I think hes a good wrestler who’s good with a microphone in front of him…thats about all. His fight with Gegard was some of the worst lay and pray I’ve ever seen. And then him coming out and saying “oh that spinning back fist was just a lucky shot” just proved he was an idiot.

      If he was a serious MMA fighter…then why the hell is he also trying to get his pro wrestling career going in TNA. He care’s about the almighty dollar and thats it…

      • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

        He should never have become involved with pro wrestling entertainment unless he was going to quit MMA. It’s just bad for the sport IMO. Plus liek you said if he was serious he would be focused on MMA and putting time into the sport.

        • Mark McDowall

          I agree. And all the BS he’s been saying about “oh it was a lucky punch” etc etc…thats like Dale Jr. saying…oh I would have won the (insert NASCAR race name here) had I not crashed!

  • bajafox

    They should sign Rampage and put him in the tournament

  • Informed One

    Being part of pro wrestling is a great excuse as to why you can’t fight in the UFC. It takes more than wrestling to make it today, ask Fitch. Glass Jaw Lawal would get wrecked in the UFC, he is just a bottom feeder trying to make it in the minor leagues.