'King' Mo Lawal on 'Rampage' Jackson: ‘He's getting his ass whupped’

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal discusses his upcoming fight with ‘Rampage’ Jackson, says the former champ is going to get “his ass whupped.”

King Mo is quite confident that 'Rampage' will not be able to knock him out.

Not only did Muhammed Lawal shrug off statements regarding his opponents knockout power, he added that he will dominate the encounter and make sure that 'Rampage' gets his "ass-whupped."

"I know he's getting his ass whupped, straight up," Lawal said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "He's getting his ass whupped."

The former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion reiterated his previous statements on Rampage, and emphasized that they were never friends and have a mutual animosity for each other.

"We're not boys. I never talk to Rampage on the phone, maybe once, three or four years ago. I don't know s--- about Rampage, I knew he's from Memphis. Other than that, I can't say too much about him. I don't know that dude, I don't know. We ain't boys, we've never been boys."

When asked to analyze the match-up, Lawal suggested that it will not be easy for ‘Rampage' to use his knockout power on him, as he is a far more versatile fighter than Quinton's recent opponent Christian M'Pumbu.

"I don't I think he's the same fighter he was all the time. I'm not worried about him, he's got knockouts in the first round. So what. That don't mean nothing to me, that's in the past. He knocked out Christian M'Pumbu. Knocking out Christian M'Pumbu, you know what I'm saying, he got caught. But I ain't getting caught."

‘King Mo' mentioned that he had been training with American Top Team for this upcoming match-up and that he is no longer feeling any of the effects from his staph infection a couple of years ago.

"I'm good to go. I've been training in Florida with American Top Team I've been putting that work in and I'm feeling great. I've been working hard, straight up."

Bellator 120 take place on May 17 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.

Transcription by MMAFighting.com's Dave Doyle

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