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I don't want to be too overdramatic, but is King Mo one of the biggest busts/most overrated fighters of all time?
King Mo entered Bellator as the uncrowned champion. All he had to do was win a tournament.
His first tournament, he beat a no-name before catching the spinning backfist from hell against Emanuel Newton. That dashed his title hopes momentarily.
Then, he joined a four-man tournament that was pretty much tailor-made for him to win. He did, effectively earning his future title shot.
Then came Bellator 106, where he was inserted into a interim title match with Newton under very sketchy circumstances. Obviously, Bellator wants one of their most marketable fighters in big fights, otherwise he wouldn't have gotten the gift of an interim title shot.
He goes five rounds with Newton, looking pretty subpar in the process. Just like that, his title hopes have again been derailed.
Will Lawal ever be a champion again? I don't know, but I can tell you that he walked out of Bellator 106 one of the biggest losers of the night.