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MMA Transaction Wire: May 4 - May 10

Name Record Weight (RANK) Transaction Info Fight Card Date
Clay Hantz 7-3-0 170 (#448) Signed by Legacy FC LFC 11, May 11 May 1
Evan Cutts 3-0-0 155? (UR) Signed by Legacy FC LFC 11, May 11 May 4
Akihiro Gono 32-18-7 155 (#278) Retired from MMA RET May 5
David Bielkheden 17-10-0 170 (#335) Signed by Cage Warriors UK CW 47, June 2 May 8
Mark Platts 10-7-0 135? (#249) Signed by Cage Warriors UK CW 47, June 2 May 8
Cliff Wright 6-2-0 155 (#135) Signed by Bellator Bellator 69, May 18 May 8
L.C. Davis 16-5-0 135 (#117-FW) Signed by Titan FC TFC 22, May 25 May 8
Bill Kamery 10-2-0 135 (#160) Signed by Titan FC TFC 22, May 25 May 8
Jose Vega 9-5-0 135 (#83) Signed by Titan FC TFC 22, May 25 May 8
Nick Mamalis 23-8-0,1NC 135 (#64) Signed by Titan FC TFC 22, May 25 May 8
Rudy Bears 13-10-0 170 (#305) Re-Signed by Titan FC TFC 22, May 25 May 8
Willie Mack 0-2-0 155 (UR) Signed by Titan FC TFC 22, May 25 May 8
Shanon Slack 3-0-0 145 (UR) Signed by Bellator Bellator 69, May 18 May 9
Booker Arthur 2-1-0 145 (UR) Signed by Bellator Bellator 69, May 18 May 9
Muhammed Lawal 8-1-0,1NC 205 (#11) Signed by Bellator TBD May 10

To put it plainly, Akihiro Gono should be in any MMA Hall of Fame that is or ever will be. Gono fought people currently in MMA Halls of Fame, took on all challengers regardless of weight or rule set, and competed in every major promotion available during his 18 year career. Gono spans eras and is still only 37 years old. Respect goes out to this living legend, may he find as much success in his post MMA career as he had during it.

(via GravityEyelids)

King Mo signs with two B-level promotions in Bellator and TNA Wrasslin'. There's been a lot of slow clapping going on for Lawal's decision to go this route instead of waiting out his suspension and signing with Zuffa. On one hand I think Lawal is doing the right thing by moving on from the last year's train wreck of injuries and bad PR. On the other hand, my perception is that he's throwing in the towel on his MMA future by not only dissing Zuffa, but taking the easy way out. I get it, he wants and needs the money just like everyone else but he's basically saying he would rather face inferior competition in both MMA and wrasslin' while playing up the "King Mo" persona for a better paycheck (btw, shouldn't it be King Mu?). Like his past decisions, it may come back to haunt him in a bad way since it seems short-sighted. Lawal is a grown ass man though and at 31 probably can't afford to miss out on his prime athletic earnings.

Please check out past issues

MMA Transaction Wire: April 28-May 3

MMA Transaction Wire: April 20-27

MMA Transaction Wire: April 12-19

MMA Transaction Wire: April 6-11

MMA Transaction Wire: March 31-April 5

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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