PRO MMA (http://promma.info) caught up with undefeated Light Heavyweight prospect Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal shortly after the Affliction M-1 Global: Day of Reckoning card. The Team Quest affiliate was in attendance for Affliction’s sophomore effort and gave his thoughts on a few bouts.
“King Mo” (3-0) weighed in on the WAMMA heavyweight title bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Andrei Arlovski and believed Arlovski had been performing well in the fight up until a Emelianenko right hand.
“Andrei Arlovski had a great game plan and was doing a great job boxing. It would have been better if he would have stuck to the outside. Arlovski did a great job moving and he made a mistake when he went for that knee, a terrible mistake, but hindsight is twenty-twenty. He had him backing up and it was the perfect time to throw the knee.”
Team Quest’s Matt Lindland suffered a devastating knockout loss to Vitor Belfort. The performance impressed many fans in attendance, including Lawal.
“Great performance. All I can say is ‘wow.’ I didn’t know it was going to happen like that. I wasn’t expecting that because I knew it was going to be a great match up. Vitor finished the fight and hopefully Matt can bounce back, keep persevering and hopefully Vitor can keep going. I like both fighters and I wish the best for them in the future.
While he may be starting his career off in Sengoku, Lawal appears open to fighting in other promotions.
“I’m fighting in Japan but if you want me to fight, holler at me. Holler at Ryan Parsons, my manager, they got his number. I’d love to fight in Affliction dawg. I would love to fight in Affliction. Right now, Japan is my home but they just got to get a hold of my manager Ryan Parsons and we can make it happen.”