Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has been on the sidelines for the past several months recovering from knee surgery, but it appears the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion is looking to come back soon.
Lawal told MMAWeekly.com that his recovery is going well and he plans to make his return to the cage towards the Summer season at a yet to be named event.
“I’m healing great,” he said of his recovery. “(I’m) looking to fight in June.”
And as for potential opponents, “King Mo” won’t discriminate. The flashy light heavyweight is open to all comers in the division he once held the Strikeforce title in.
“Anyone at 205,” he said about potential opponents for his return.
Lawal was last seen fighting Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante at Strikeforce: Houston in August of last year. The outing wasn’t Lawal’s best, falling to Cavalcante via TKO and losing his light heavyweight title in the process. The loss was his first in eight professional fights.
Since that time, Lawal has been healing from the knee surgery that was required as a result of the fight against Cavalcante. Even though there is no opponent lined up for him yet, you can bet “King Mo” will be watching the light heavyweight title fight between the man who took his title, Cavalcante, and former Pride and UFC standout Dan Henderson. That match-up is scheduled to take place as the main event on the March 5 Strikeforce fight card in Columbus, Ohio.