Muhammed Lawal, the mixed martial arts fighter better known as "King Mo," seems to have landed on his feet rather admirably following a failed drug test and suspension, a health scare and some unfortunate comments that led to his being terminated from Strikeforce.
Brent Brookhouse at Bloody Elbow relayed the news that Lawal has found not one, but two new promotions that were eager to sign him; one legitimate, one ... less so. The original news comes from Sherdog.
Sherdog.com confirmed with sources close to the situation on Wednesday that "King Mo" is expected to sign with both Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and the Bellator Fighting Championships in the near future. According to Sherdog's sources, the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion will likely perform simultaneously for the professional wrestling organization and the Chicago-based MMA promoter. Details surrounding the deals were not revealed.
Of course, Lawal will have to wait until his license is reinstated before he can compete with Bellator, but his picture and profile is already up on TNA's roster page. It is unfortunate that WWE was not interested or was beaten to the punch by TNA, because Lawal would likely have fit in quite well in the WWE. He'll possibly do well in TNA, but TNA is just awful.
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