King Mo recently spoke about being signed to Bellator Fighting Championships as well as TNA, his health and more. Here are the highlights…
On Being an Entertainer: "I feel like I'm the MMA Harriet Tubman in a sense. I lead people to figure out ways where they can do two things of entertainment. Let's be real: MMA is entertainment. It's a sport, but it's more entertainment to a certain extent. Now I can branch out and do my own thing and be happy. I ain't got to worry about somebody getting mad because I'm doing something."
On Signing With Bellator and TNA: "After I got released I got hit up, and they said they (Bellator) were interested. 'We're going to call you in two days. We got something big to tell you, something big to offer you.' So I said, 'All right. Let me see what it is.' I didn't know much about Bellator. When they called me, they had (TNA Entertainment president) Dixie Carter on the phone. I was like, 'Hold up. I kind of like the sound of where this is going.' Then when they threw it at me. I was like, 'Let's sign this now.'"
How Is He Physically?: "I'm about two months away from going to Ohio Valley (TNA's developmental wrestling organization based in Louisville, Ky.). My knee should be 95 to 100 percent by then. Then I'll start (MMA) training again. I'm going to start hitting mitts next week. But I'm going to take my time with it and not do anything stupid. I'm going to put in work," Lawal said. "It's like all sports. You can't just jump in and expect to be the top dog like Brock (Lesnar). You have to work your way up to get into the spotlight."
On Rampage Jackson: "We're done with the beef. I want him to come to TNA and be my tag-team partner. We could be the new 'Harlem Heat' or something. Either him or Roy Nelson. Nelson could bring the country (aspect)."