The few FanPosts that I have submitted in my time here on BE have been long, thought-out posts that were very time consuming and thought-provoking (at least in my eyes). So rather than do another one and feel emotionally drained, I've decided to make this one short and sweet. I now present to you the next big thing at 185 pounds in Mixed Martial Arts. His name is Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and he is the baddest mofo this side of the second millennium.
He is a former National Champion Division-II wrestler and is still learning the ropes in MMA. But so far, his striking has come along very well. He's currently training out of Team Quest with Dan Henderson and the boys. The perfect camp for him to start out at considering his wrestling pedigree. He is the former winner of the 2007 Pan-American Games in wrestling. So you know he has the bloodline to be a successful MMA star. It's a near proven fact that wrestling might be the best base to come into MMA with. And he has that base.
He's won his first two fights, both my TKO stoppages. One in the first round (over Travis Wiuff) and the other in the third round (over Fabio Silva). The two opponents have a combined 65-17 record and Lawal seemingly dominated them. He now moves on to his third fight with the Sengoku organization at Sengoku: Rebellion 2009 on January 4th. He will fight Yukiya Naito (15-4-2). Should Lawal look dominant, again, I think the UFC would have to come calling. The guy is a stud. And to pass up on him would be a huge mistake by Dana White and Zuffa. This guy could really be a star in the UFC. And I hope he gets a legitimate look.
So say hello to the Next Big Thing at 185 pounds. He is Mo Lawal. And he is King.