The Cageside Beat October 21, 2010: Dr. Rhadi Ferguson and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

Join Brian, Mike, and Jack Thursday night at 10 PM ET for the newest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of Pro MMA Now. The trio will be joined by Rhadi Ferguson and King Mo.

The Cageside Beat Recap

On the latest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of Pro MMA Now, Brian and guest co-host Jack Bratcher were joined by Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Instructions on how to listen to and download the episode, as well as some of the topics discussed, are below. This episode … Read more

The Cageside Beat June 6, 2010: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

Join Brian and guest co-host Jack Bratcher this evening for the newest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of Pro MMA Now. Brian and Jack will be joined by undefeated Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. This is episode is sponsored by On Point Athletics, makers of the new Baby … Read more

King Mo shares thoughts on ‘Rampage vs Evans’

Strikeforce light heavyweight champ “King Mo” Lawal talks about his Team Thirsty co-hort and friend Rashad Evans, regarding his preparation for this weekend’s bout with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 114. Lawal has been training with Evans for this fight and believes Rampage brings nothing more than a puncher’s chance. Please like & share:

“Strikeforce: Nashville” post-fight press conference *VIDEO*

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rounding out ProMMAnow.com‘s live coverage of “Strikeforce: Nashville” are these videos of the post-fight press conference. In video one, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker discusses the unfortunate incident that took place following the main event when Jason “Mayhem” Miller interrupted Jake Shields’ live post-fight interview on CBS, and all hell broke loose. Coker … Read more

Muhammed Lawal victory brings out mo’ haters

Photo by: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - King Mo knocks out his fifth opponent.

Scarcely has there ever been a fighter so young in the sport take so much criticism as Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Whether it be his outspoken personality, his confidence (some say arrogance), or his flashy style, for some reason, the former NCAA national collegiate wrestling champion has an uncanny ability to polarize people.

Mo has consistently faced and beaten whoever the promotions have put in front of him without complaint. It seems people forget that fighters are not matchmakers. If certain critics had their way Mo would have fought Gegard Mousasi in his second or third fight.

Now think about that just for a second… even if the matchmakers wanted to make that fight, do you think Mousasi or his manager, at this stage of his career, would want him facing some new guy with only three fights? Sure it could make Mo a star overnight if he won, but it would ruin Mousasi if he lost.

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“Strikeforce: Evolution” recap: Melendez reclaims lightweight title, Smith stuns Le, and “King Mo” KO’s Whitehead

Photo: Sherdog - "Hands of Steel" is a perfect nickname, but "Cardiac Kid" would work too.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez are no strangers to each other or five round wars. Another five round battle was in the cards for tonight’s “Strikeforce: Evolution” lightweight title bout, with both fighters throwing everything but the kitchen sink at each other as the bell sounded on the fifth and final round.

This time around, it was Gilbert Melendez that dominated the fight scoring a unanimous decision victory to regain the title that he lost to Thomson back in 2008.

Melendez (17-2) used his jab, often doubling up with it, to control the pace of the fight and utilized a stifling attack on his feet, dropping Thomson in the second and fifth rounds of the fight. Thomson battled back each time he found himself on his back, scrambling to his feet to stand in the pocket and trade bombs with “El Nino.” Melendez employed a very effective left hand, leg kick combo to set the pace in the later rounds, but both fighters were ineffective in their take down attempts.

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King Mo talks Fedor vs. Rogers

ProMMA.info got to speak with new Strikeforce fighter King Mo briefly as the “Fedor vs. Rogers” post-fight press conference was going on, and before the mob swarmed him. Mo and I originally had a bet on the Fedor vs. Rogers fight and I lost. However, being the nice guy Mo is, he did not rub … Read more

King Mo signs with Strikeforce (updated)

Who do you want to see King Mo fight in Strikeforce?
Who do you want to see King Mo fight in Strikeforce?

Sherdog.com is reporting that Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce and could fight for the organization as early as December.

PROMMA.INFO has unsuccessfully attempted to contact Lawal and his manager to confirm the news.

According to the report, the deal allows Lawal to continue competing in Japan where the majority of his fights have taken place thus far. Beginning at Sengoku 5 in Sept. 2008, Lawal has four straight wins within the World Victory Road organization.

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“Sengoku 11” card coming together for Nov. 7


“Sengoku – Eleventh Battle” is starting to gather a little momentum as more names are being associated with the Nov. 7 card to be held at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. A new banner was released last week by the organization which has King Mo front and center. Rumor has it Mo could be fighting Kevin Randleman at the event. That would be a great match-up for the rising star. Randleman, who is also known for his great wrestling ability and athleticism, would arguably be Mo’s toughest test to date.

So far, the Sengoku website only officially lists three names for the event: Jorge Santiago, Michihiro Omigawa, and Kevin Randleman. However, with King Mo and other images on the banner, more names should be released soon.

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