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Our partners over at MMAFighting recently sat down with Muhammed Lawal -- better known as King Mo -- to discuss his future with both mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion Bellator Fighting Championships and professional wrestling company TNA.
It was reported last month Lawal had signed a unique deal -- at least unique in the United States -- to both fight for Bellator and wrestle with TNA, both of which will appear on the Ultimate Fighting Championship's former home of Spike.
The test failure, coupled with a misogynistic outburst towards a female state athletic commission member led to his dismissal from the Zuffa-owned fight promotion.
He didn't stay unemployed for long as Bellator and TNA both came knocking. He answered both doors.
So while he sits out his suspension -- which makes it nigh impossible to fight for Bellator -- he will learn the art of professional wrestling.
Here's what he had to say about what kind of style you can expect from him:
"The trend [in pro wrestling] isn't high-flying stuff anymore. They want it to be more real now. More chain wrestling, telling a good story. You're not going to see me out there doing five-star splashes and backflips. I'm a collegiate wrestler and an MMA fighter. I'm a former Olympic alternate. I know how to grapple. I'm going to stick with what I do, that's MMA style and I'm not going to be crazy with it."
As far as accolades go, Lawal isn't afraid to set the bar too high.
"I want to be the first one-man tag team champion. I want to hold the TNA tag team title and I want the Bellator title simultaneously. That's where I see myself being in a year."
Apparently King Mo has never heard of Matt Morgan, Samoa Joe or Kurt Angle.