Over the course of nearly two years starting in 2013, former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion “King” Mo Lawal split six fights and appeared to have lost a lot of the steam he had built up at the beginning of his career.
Fortunately for Lawal, he’s been able to turn things around, and is currently riding a seven-fight winning streak, to which he credits his work with American Top Team among others for helping him get on track.
“The main thing is that I have a good supporting cast,” Lawal told MMAWeekly.com. “I’ve got great people at ATT that help me. I’m in a good position, a good place; it’s a great training situation. If you don’t have a good team, you’re not going anywhere in this sport.”
Eight years and nearly 25 fights into his career, Lawal still feels there’s room for improvement, and he’s not quite yet the fighter he feels he can be.
“I feel I’m still growing and learning every fight,” said Lawal. “I can’t say that I’m satisfied. I’m never satisfied, because I believe I can show more. As soon as you’re as good as you’re going to be, you’re going to start falling off.”
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Most recently, Lawal returned to Japan, where he gained notoriety, to participate in RIZIN’s 2015 Grand Prix. Over the course of two events, Lawal dispatched three fighters on his way to taking the Grand Prix championship.
“It was a good feeling (returning to Japan),” Lawal said. “It was more like getting back to business. I was back home, but it was just I had people to ….View full article