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King Mo Lawal Not Ruling Out the Use of Elephants in His Next Pre-Fight Entrance

It’s not often that anyone in the MMA media gets to do a video interview that resembles a WWE promo, but this is probably the closest Ariel Helwani is ever going to get to feeling like Mean Gene Okerlund while on the job. Especially once Paul Daley comes on the scene, all Helwani is missing is a tuxedo and a sweet mustache, as well as perhaps a charmingly befuddled expression. Say what you will about “King Mo” Lawal and his chances against Gegard Mousasi, but the man is an entertainer. Anybody who spends that much time and energy thinking about and studying entrances is okay by us.

The only thing we could really do without is his fixation on his own “haters.” Maybe it’s his weak attempt to paint himself as a pro wrestling-style heel, but talking about how many people hate you is a little like going on a first date and talking about how many psycho exes you have. It doesn’t take long before that becomes an annoying personality trait, and one that doesn’t really achieve the desired end. 

If you really want to be a villain, do it the old-fashioned way.  Try talking some smack about the local sports teams in every city you visit, maybe disrespect a national icon or two.  Or, if you’re short on time, just manhandle Helwani during the interview, calling him a pencil-necked geek and threatening to show his wife what a real man looks like.  Trust me, Ariel has watched enough pro wrestling in his life to know exactly how to play along.

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schizo310- February 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm
Now see, this is why I like Cage Potato... everyone here so far seems to have a keen sense of humor. King Mo is funny and he knows he's being a screwball. He's sharp in the cage, and seems determined to have as much fun as possible outside of the cage. I can't argue with that.
ghostboner- February 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm
Thing is, ya know what i'm saying, is me and Gegard, you know what i'm saying, we's gonna go in there, you know what i'm saying, and you can watch him beat watch me get watch him I ain't gonna you can watch him TRY watch him TRY to beat me, you know what i'm saying, or if you want to if you like Mousasi you's can watch me go in , you know what i'm saying, like, i'll play the heel, you know what i'm saying, you know what i'm saying, watch my hand get raised, you know what i'm saying, you know what i'm saying, you know what i'm saying....

I like King Mo, he is a funny guy, Nick Diaz dialect aside. But I have seen Mike Whitehead kick someone in the face, 2 years ago at a local event. Whitehead eventually won via submission but I was impressed to see him kick that high.
mma samurai- February 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm
I say Mayhem Miller jumps up to LHW and they have an entrance battle. Mayhem's monkies vs King Mo's elephants! Epic
Grace Under Pressure- February 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm
I cant get enough of King Mo. Now if we could just get him to wear a Rick James wig.
sixthsense- February 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm
lol I love the last part. "No man is unbeatable. Fedor could lose, it may not be FIGHTING...could be his bank account, illness, or a woman, blah blah"
HeavyHandedHawaiian- February 2, 2010 at 12:04 pm
Hilarious interview. With special guest appearances by Paul "Semtex" Daley and Hector "Shango" Lombard.
Beauism- February 2, 2010 at 11:29 am
Get that euro? Really? I'm sure he would prefer British pounds.
Get Off Me- February 2, 2010 at 11:02 am
Nice joke about the tragic death of Owen Hart......

An STD is the only thing Gegard has to worry about catching in this fight.

I like Daley with the sunglasses indoors look, the fraggle line was gr8 also.
I think Daley is going to beat Kos.

doctorfunk- February 2, 2010 at 9:50 am
I really think "King Mochocinco (really?)" was genuinely concerned that there was a rumor going around about him having an STD. Hmm. Watch out Gegard you might catch something besides a left hook in this fight.
omunto- February 2, 2010 at 9:38 am
hahaha @Viva Hate
los_Hated- February 2, 2010 at 9:35 am
YUP...for what ever reason when someone tell me they heard a rumor about me I always have to bring up the fact that I am STD free....
Viva Hate- February 2, 2010 at 9:32 am
Come King Mo lets see something new.........repel from the rafters ala Owen Ha……on second thought lets scratch that idea.
Marty Cone- February 2, 2010 at 9:23 am
oh shit!