Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, veteran and champion of the failed "Real Pro Wrestling" and star Knockout artist in Japan's SENGOKU promotion has inked a deal with Scott Coker's Strikeforce and could debut as early as December. King Mo, for those who don't know, is a true prospect, with a wrestling pedigree right up there with some of MMA's elite and a string of knockout victories. The only fight he didn't knock his opponent out in was because he pulled his ACL, and he still won the fight by decision. This is a great coup for Strikeforce's Light Heavyweight Division.
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce and could make his promotional debut as early as December, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.
Lawal has signed on to compete in the light heavyweight division, said the source.
The deal allows the undefeated Lawal, a NCAA Div. 1 All-American wrestling champion for Oklahoma State in 2003 and decorated international competitor, to continue competing on the Japanese circuit. There, the 28-year-old heavyweight has made a name for himself with four straight victories in the Sengoku Raiden Championship (formerly Sengoku) over the last year. Three of those wins have come by stoppage from strikes, while Lawal’s only decision came after he tore his ACL in the first round of his match with Ryo Kawamura at Sengoku “Seventh Battle” last March.