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King Mo open to Fedor fight: ‘Anything is possible’

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Former Strikeforce champion and Bellator veteran Muhammed Lawal revealed that he is open to a fight against Fedor Emelianenko.

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Despite the fact that Rizin Fighting Federation Day 2 was basically the Fedor show, the Russian heavyweight legend was not the last fighter to score a knockout win on the card.

Shortly following Fedor's three-minute victory against Singh, Muhammed Lawal took part in his second fight of the night, and third in three days. Lawal lived up to his status as the tournament favorite and eventually knocked out fellow finalist Jiri Prochazka to claim the Rizin 100kg World Grand Prix championship.

During the post-fight press conference, ‘King Mo' was asked whether he would be interested in a match-up against Fedor Emelianenko over the coming months.

"Anything is possible," King Mo said at the post-fight press conference. "Fedor's a legend. If [Rizin] offered the fight and he wanted to fight me, I wouldn't say no. I'm not the one to call out Fedor and say I want to fight him. I'd love to but he is a legend and I have to show him respect. But if I was offered the fight, for the people of Japan, I'd gladly do it."

Lawal is on a seven-fight winning streak that dates back to September 2014. While he would like his eighth victory to be one against Fedor, he is also looking to win more titles in Japan to match his tournament championship and gold medal.

"I love gold."