Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is focused on mixed martial arts solely, but that doesn’t rule out pro wrestling action from his activity.
In a featured MMA heavywiehgt fight, King Mo battles Cheick Kongo of Paris during the Bellator 134 event on Friday, Feb. 27 live on Spike TV. Televised action begins at 9 p.m. EST from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena.
King Mo, 34, had a taste of pro wrestling with TNA Impact Wrestling. His last television appearance was in the summer but don’t rule him out from the wrestling ring.
“I’ve always been MMA 100-percent,” he said in an interview with Rodolfo Roman on The Roman Show. “If they call me, I’ll make an appearance. Right now, there is nothing going on in wrestling unless they book me to do something.”
King Mo said he learned a lot from his time at Ohio Valley Wrestling, a feeder group to TNA.
“I enjoyed my time in OVW,” he said. “My trainer was Trailer Park Thrash or better known as Frank Miller. That was my guy right there. Him and Al Snow I learned a lot from. There were good people there who helped me out. Training was hard. I took a lot of bumps. Actually it’s more painful than MMA training.”
King Mo also opened up about ring psychology.
“That’s something you are always learning while you are wrestling,” he said. “People always say you can’t pick it up just like that.”
King Mo also talked about former WCW and WWE superstar Bill Goldberg, who has been training mixed martial arts with American Top Team.
“He is powerful and athletic,” he said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if you see him do kickboxing or Muay Thai.”
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King Mo - Bellator MMA - Feb. 27 - Spike TV
King Mo is 14-4; Cheick Kongo is 22-9.
King Mo is 6-foot, 205 pounds; Kongo is 6-foot-4, 265 pounds.
King Mo, who has won his last two Bellator fights, is 6-3 overall in Bellator fights.
For the fight, King Mo trained with American Top Team in (South Florida) Coconut Creek.