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.
Lawal fought his first MMA bout on American soil on Aug. 28 when he took out UFC heavyweight veteran Mark Kerr in just 25 seconds at M-1 “Breakthrough.” Lawal had gone through knee surgery earlier in the year and was still not 100 percent when he took the fight with Kerr. Luckily, he ended the fight quickly and his knee did not suffer much strain.
Hopefully Lawal will do the wise thing and let his knee heal completely before taking his next fight. However, when speaking with him a couple of days ago he made it clear he is very anxious to get back inside the ring. Be smart Mo – wait!
Who would you like to see King Mo fight in Strikeforce? He has been fighting at heavyweight and light heavyweight. Obviously, his frame is better suited to light heavyweight but he is not afraid of the big guys.
Considering who Strikeforce has on their roster, a potential future match-up between King Mo and Fedor is certainly possible.
Stay tuned to PROMMA.INFO for more on this developing story. In the mean time, check out some of our King Mo interviews. I’m proud to say, as far as I have been able to tell, we were the first MMA site to ever interview King Mo.
Editor’s note: On a side note, I have a little bet going with King Mo. If Fedor loses to Brett Rogers on Nov. 7, he has to change is name to “Queen Mo” for a week. And if Fedor wins, my name will unfortunately be “Mo’s bitch” for a week. Come on Rogers!!
Updated – (10-14-09) PROMMA.INFO has received confirmation from Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz that King Mo has indeed signed a multi-fight deal with the organization.