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Video: Backstage With “King Mo” Lawal on the Easiest Night of His Career, + More

You know what’s great about this behind-the-scenes All Elbows video of "King Mo" Lawal‘s destruction of a hapless Mark Kerr at M-1 Breakthrough?  Everything.  Not only does it mix sharp editing and a sweet soundtrack with backstage footage and an awesome shot of Mo knocking Kerr’s mouthpiece across the ring at the end, but we also get to see just how painfully low-budget M-1′s Kansas City event was.  Check out Mo’s locker room.  That thing would make a convict feel claustrophobic.  It’s so small he has to warm up in the hallway, not that it seems to have hurt his performance any.  Seeing this now really makes me wonder how/if Mark Kerr got warmed up for this fight.  Do you think he just sat in his car with his eyes closed, listening to "Desperado" on the tape deck over and over again until the promoters came out to tell him it was time?

On a completely unrelated note, after the jump watch the sucker punch at the end of last night’s Oregon/Boise State game that got the college football season off to an embarrassing start.  If only Boise State had recruited that nice Anderson Silva boy to play free safety, no one would have dared to try something like that against them.

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aweirdpoet- September 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm
I was at Memorial hall that night (the guy I was with is in the background of the Fedor shot). This video doesn't even come close to doing justice to how low budget the show was. It is an old venue in Kansas City, Kansas (which is a ghetto ass burb of Kansas City, MO) which sat max 2000 people and was only 80% full. I found out about the fight on CP, because there was no local advertising til a week before. Half the crowd were friends of the local fighters on the under card. The venue ran out of beer. It is basically a large high school gymnasium.

The Wrestler reference was pretty apt. Handsome Harley Race is the legend of Memorial hall. Saw him there 25 years ago.

And the rose petal girls were the good from far but far from good ring girls.
just some dong- September 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Holy 'roid rage, Batman.
ZombieRock- September 4, 2009 at 8:45 pm
@ Bag Puncher

First of all, not all black people fight like that, but the ones that do probably have hands fast enough to strike effectively from the waist like Roy Jones Jr. Secondly, you apparently need to meet more black people. Try Oakland, it's nice this time of year.
EDoggFunkMonk- September 4, 2009 at 4:35 pm
Want to see an NFL career disappear overnight???
EDoggFunkMonk- September 4, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Was the M1 event held at a Bingo Hall? Cause those looked like dentures flying across the ring.
Bag Puncher- September 4, 2009 at 2:52 pm
Why do all non-MMA black guys fight the same? They drop their hands leaving their face wide open and then move their arms like they are rowing a boat.

This is not a racist question just a question based on an observation.
EzMoNeY- September 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm
ahaha awww love watching UO get blown out then embarrassed like that, blounts college football days are over, in a couple of months after a lot more losses chip kelly will get fired, and Eugene will burn from all the hippies setting their dreadlocks on fire, it's a great day to be a beavers fan, heeeeelll yeaaaa
for the love of mma- September 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm
since king mo got punk'd by rampage he seems pathetic
Evernette- September 4, 2009 at 1:17 pm
King Mo is a smart dude, thats the kind of viral marketing thats going to get him in the UFC.

Whats up with that college team. He basically walks in there house, punches a dude in front of his whole family and is able to walk away taunting them!?!?!
One Two- September 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm
What the fuck happened in that fight? Kerr like gets took down rolls over and pretends he's knocked out?
MC Obscene- September 4, 2009 at 12:21 pm
That was a sick ass shot of Kerr's mouthpiece going flying out of his mouth! The dude needs to go to the UFC where he can get a proper fucking dressing room though.
Just A Wrestler- September 4, 2009 at 11:20 am
Desperado, why dont you come to your senses?
lesnerisafag- September 4, 2009 at 10:52 am
nice sucker punch lol... um but this king mo guy is show boatin way too much IMO. I liked the video of him an rampage in the van though lol. you can just tell king mo is scared of rampage lol..
NateGetsIrate- September 4, 2009 at 10:51 am
All you suckas still trying to win the caption contest? Well guess who winning the "First!" game?...
jewjifshoe- September 4, 2009 at 10:49 am
I posted about this in the forum, pretty bad sportsmanship by Blount. Yes he did get taunted by Hout, but he taunted the whole BSU team by telling the media, "We owe them an ass whooping."

If only the rest of the Oregon team knew that he meant it literally.