The Statement from Mo to his Family, friends, and true fans.
" I really and honestly thought I won this fight. Personally, I feel like I won rounds 1, 4, and 5. Unfortunately, that was not the way the judges saw it... This is MMA. I will bounce back in the tournament and get my title shot again soon. Things always happen for a reason and all I can do is move forward and get my shot back. Congratulations to Emanuel Newton, he is the new Bellator Interim Light Heavyweight Champion. Thank you"
That was very classy of Mo to say. Here's a full King Mo interview of the fight with Percy Crawford
Boy I can say I really enjoyed Bellator 106 what a great night full of exciting fights. I'm here right now to speak a little bit on the Mo vs Newton fight. I'm not the best fight scorer in the world but this was a close fight it could of went anyway in my opinion, I guess this is why you should never leave the fight in the hands of the judges. Everybody knows I was riding with Mo leading up to this fight but Newton brought it that night and he ended up winning by decision.
I don't know what's next for Mo but right now it's back to the drawing board he'll have to work his way through the toughest tournament in MMA to make it to a title shot but he'll bounce back. Mo losing this fight really changes a lot of things in Bellator's LHW division. When it comes to Bellator's LHW championship fight between Vegh and Newton I have no idea who would win, but what would be next for the one who does? It would be in Bellator's best interest to put Rampage against the winner of the Newton vs Vegh fight after Rampage beats Beltran.