Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal has wanted to get his hands on Tito Ortiz since he made his Bellator debut in 2014. Yet, despite Mo's callouts, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" has ignored the former Strikeforce champion and settled for bouts with Alexander Shlemenko and Stephan Bonnar.
Ortiz challenged British light-heavyweight champion Liam McGeary in the main event of Bellator: Dynamite last week, but was submitted in the first round. Despite the early defeat, the 40-year-old hogged the microphone to secure his spot in the limelight.
In an interview with "The Brutally Honest Show", King Mo unloaded on Ortiz and claimed that he earned the "d**k-rider of the week award" for his actions in the post-fight interview.
"I heard after Liam submitted him he was waiting there, took the microphone and talked about himself," said Lawal.
"Talking himself up after he got submitted. How do you do that? How do you get submitted in two to three minutes [4:41] and then talk about how good you are? Come on, man. Tito Ortiz gets the "d**k-rider of the week" award."
Lawal competed in the Bellator light-heavyweight tournament prior to Ortiz's title fight with McGeary, but made an early exit after tearing rib cartilage in his fight with Linton Vassell. The 34-year-old earned a unanimous decision win over Vassell in the first round, but was replaced by Francis Carmont after suffering the injury.
Former UFC standout Phil Davis went on to win the tournament by knocking out Carmont in the first round. "Mr. Wonderful" will challenge Liam McGeary for the official light-heavyweight championship at a future event.