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Exclusive: King Mo’ Doesn’t Want to Fight His ‘Brother’ Babalu; Says Fedor Can Be Beaten and He’s the Man to Do It


($10,000 for pouring an energy drink over my head? What would you fine Machida?)

We spoke with  Muhammed "King Mo’" Lawal at last weekend’s MMA Expo in Toronto and we asked him about the prospect of fighting friend and training partner Renato Sobral, should Babalu get past Robbie Lawler in the pair’s 195-pound catchweight bout tonight, and according to the Strikeforce light heavyweight champ, the fight will likely never happen.

"The thing is, Babalu is like my brother. I knew him before I started fighting and he was actually my favorite fighter when I first started to really follow the sport," explained Lawal. "I’ll fight anybody but him."


So then, the question is who will Strikeforce match him up with?

Lawal points to one fighter with an equally regal nickname who he would like to fight, whose reputation he says has been greatly exaggerated: Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko.

"I really want to fight Fedor. Fedor isn’t unbeatable. I know women who can beat him. I think Overeem will beat him, but that fight may never happen," King Mo’ says. "If I was offered a fight with him tomorrow, I’d take it."

Having just defeated one of Emelianenko’s training partners, Gegard Mousasi, whose name, like Fedor’s, was also often mentioned preceding the adjective "unbeatable," Lawal, who spends hours analyzing tape and breaking down fights, styles and techniques believes that he can clear out the smoke and mirrors that he says create the mystique that has been perpetuated for the Russian fighter.

"I’ve been analyzing his fights and I’ve seen a lot of holes in his game. You look at the first round against Brett Rogers and tell me he if looked invincible," Lawal challenged. "I have a game plan to fight him and I know I can beat him."

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fatbellyfrank- June 17, 2010 at 4:49 am
@jgrant actually took the time to read your post "Read or listen to any interview with him and you can tell he knows more about the sport and different fighters than most other fighters, trainers, media and fans." Yeah, fucken great, maybe he should write a column, or become a commentator, because he ain't going higher than gatekeeper if he makes it UFC, or he can just stay moneyweight champ in Strikefarce
ghostboner- June 17, 2010 at 12:02 am
@jgrant - Yep whatever he wanted. Except open his eye. Or finish the fight. Or pass guard. Or land a punch of his own. Or a submission. But other than that, pretty much whatever he wanted.
MMAINMYBLOOD- June 16, 2010 at 11:38 pm
jgrant I never said they were devastating, I said he out worked him. Second point here is that you just reinforced if thats all he has to offer at lhw for a guy like Mousasi who normally fights lighter... is lay and pray then hes got a long way to go he is not wll rounded at all. If all he wants to do is lay on people and pray for the horn to sound he is never going to be sucsessful. And no the strikefarce lhw belt is not succesful. If he fights anyone with takedown defense like chuck liddel or GSP..or Might I add Fedor he gets raped. keep smokin brother you need it.
fatbellyfrank- June 16, 2010 at 10:13 pm
@hammersticks, is that subtle irony dude, cause if it is+1, if not ......I cant begin to contemplate what other sorts of comments we should stand by for
fatbellyfrank- June 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm
I think King Mo might have OD'd on energy drink if he thinks he's gonna expose the holes in Fedor's game, I would love to see King Mo v's Fedor, it'd be like an exhibition bout on Fedor's part.
fatbellyfrank- June 16, 2010 at 10:05 pm
Babyshit can be anything from mustard colour to a dark green, and if your kids get hold of those wax crayons and eat em what comes out will blow your fucken mind.I agree with all the points Rex made, I've had three daughters, you'll be amazed at what you can stomach as long as its your own flesh n blood, and Gui uh teen, all the best to you and the missus, hope you enjoy sleep deprivation
jgrant- June 16, 2010 at 8:24 pm
Yeah those punches from the bottom were so devastating to King Mo that he could do exactly what he wanted to do for five rounds...
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm
I'm so used to being wrong I don't even try to be right anymore.
ghostboner- June 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Well I would definitely say baby shit is probably green. Or greenish. Maybe a dark teal? nah more like forest green, with streaky brown. I think Mo was gifted that win over Mousasi, and I think Fedor would eat his green baby shit. But I thought Mousasi would finish him by round 3 also, so....
mmaniac22- June 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm
haha STFU both of you lil brothers, one of them got killed by Mousasi and the other one barely defeat him, so Fedor is faaar far away from those two even in they fight as a tag-team
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 16, 2010 at 1:18 pm
_^_

That would explain the aggressive top control...
Soda Popinski- June 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm
I think when he said that he's been watching alot of tape, I think he's referring to Fedora....a Slovakian male Pornstar who is actually quite popular with the African American gay demographic...for lengthy reasons.

I honestly didnt see King Mo as one that would hang out on that side of the tracks, but I cant find any other reasons he'd make the comment, "I see a lot of holes in his game".

And those entrances of his......see...its all coming full circle now.

Crying shame.
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm
King Mope has two skills: takedowns and trash talk.
HEY- June 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm
"he ducks Overeem to fight Werdum (who sucks)"

Exactly.
jyveturkey- June 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm
CHUUUCH!!!
MMAINMYBLOOD- June 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm
Overeem is not talented enough to beat Schmuck Liddel and you think Fedor is ducking him?
MMAINMYBLOOD- June 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Fedor Ducking Overeem...WTF...Seriously?? J grant what are you smoking?? Coker and Strikforce make these matches it couldnt happen because of Overeems Timeframe to get the roids ...I mean hmhmhm he needed to get back and FIght rogers in a tune up... yeah thats it... He wsnt fighting here in the US and Fedor already Signed on to fight Verdum u douche....and Overeem was already fighting Fujita and then Rogers.. Its only a matter of time before Fedor gets the strikeforce belt too...He already has wamma... which imo is kinda gay he needs to get the UFC HW Belt too...Heck he still is the last pride champ.
MMAINMYBLOOD- June 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm
@LukeTheDuke and @ El Guapo Amen brothers! HMMMHHHMMMM
MMAINMYBLOOD- June 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm
@jgrant ur kidding about running him through right??Because in the fight I saw King Lay and pray just got severely outstruck and did nothing but lay on Mousasi. THe crowd booed him after they showed the compustrike stats. He was as inactive as a bear in Hybernation. That ref shoulda taken a point for stalling or just stood them up. FFS Mousasi was more active from his back than King mo was on top of him. He has no gastank what so ever... and IMO is barking up the wrong tree here. He doesnt want any part of Fedor. No matter how much he says he does he doesnt. So gtfo with that weak shit.
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm
King Mo doesn't even exist. He's just Chael Sonnen in grease paint.
GUI-uh-TEEN- June 16, 2010 at 11:55 am
@Rex13

I have twins on the way... double the bodily fluids...
Almost North- June 16, 2010 at 11:54 am
^^^
Roy Nelson's belly jiggles with delight at that comment
tommyhammersticks- June 16, 2010 at 11:52 am
Everyone knows that King Mo will definitely beat that Russian fat guy. I mean, look at that fat Russian guy. He's pastey and fat. King Mo is ripped and intimidating. We all know what happens when fat white guys fight ripped black guys, don't we?
LukeTheDuke- June 16, 2010 at 11:47 am
This is what King Mo wants: He wants us all to say "hey who the fuck is this 'King' Mo guy who thinks he can beat Fedor?" Let me ask you this Mo, even though Fedor has "holes" in his game how do you plan on laying on him for 15 minutes? Forget it! Fedor flipped Nogueira like a coin. Who has the bigger hole in their game? The worlds best HW fighter or a baby shit green (props - agentsmith) "Moneyweight" fighter with sub par striking and wrestling that works on people who have limited wrestling skills. Mo, don't let your spoon fed victories get to your head. Fedor would eat your soul.
El Guapo- June 16, 2010 at 11:31 am
Since when did laying and praying to All.. Ahhhh, nevermind.

What I'm trying to say is, you don't run through somebody by smothering them. What Shane Carwin did to his last few opponents, THAT'S running through somebody. What Muhammed did to Sweet Sassy was more of a high school wrestling dealie- Pin him to the ground and wait for the bell to sound.
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