One of the best fights possible in the light heavyweight division takes place this Sunday, but you may not know a lot about it because it isn’t happening in the UFC.
Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal will battle former UFC standout Phil Davis at Bellator 154 in San Jose, California. We know about a lot about Davis: He holds big wins over Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Teixeira and Lyoto Machida and his losses were by decision against top guys such as Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Ryan Bader. Davis is one of the best fighters in the division and chose to walk away from the UFC for a better contract. His opponent, however, is less known, and if we are being real about it, should be fighting in the UFC.
King Mo is the most underrated fighter in MMA. He’s a talented wrestler, has heavy hands, and is hella funny.
It’s somewhat of a mystery why Lawal isn’t in the UFC. While fighting in Strikeforce in 2011 Mo went before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to explain why he tested positive for performance enhancement drugs. A member of the commission asked him if he spoke English. Lawal, a college graduate and Division I All-American wrestler, was offended and tweeted that the person was “racist.” UFC President Dana White fired him, even though he was only under contract with Zuffa because the UFC’s owners bought Strikeforce.
King Mo has been blasting White ever since and vice versa. In other words, King Mo won’t be headlining a UFC show anytime soon. And that’s a shame. He doesn’t need the UFC, but the fans need to see King Mo and performing on the bigger stage will show the world that here’s a guy with enormous potential. Let’s look at the top five reasons King Mo is the most underrated ….View full article