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'King Mo' Lawal and Quinton Jackson Exchange Twitter Jabs After Rebney's Exit

May 17, 2014; Southaven, MS, USA; Muhammed Lawal (red gloves) fights against Quinton Jackson (blue gloves) during BFC 120 at Landers Center. Quinton Jackson defeats Muhammed Lawal by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
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Kyle SymesCorrespondent IIIJune 18, 2014

The topic of Bjorn Rebney being ousted at Bellator MMA has become a hot topic for fans in social media. Now fighters under Bellator's umbrella are revealing their thoughts.

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson discussed the possibility of retiring earlier today, and while it seemed typical of Jackson to critizise the sport he competes in, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal believes he knows why Jackson wants to hang up the gloves.

If you'll recall, Lawal believed Rebney was a big fan of Jackson.

Jackson and Lawal fought one another on the first-ever Bellator pay-per-view last month in the light-heavyweight tournament finals. The fight was rather lackluster and Jackson would end up taking a unanimous decision over Lawal.

Normally tournament champions receive a title shot following their victories, but that doesn't appear to be the case with Jackson. The current Bellator light-heavyweight champ, Emanuel Newton, is a training partner of Jackson's, and Rampage has made it clear he doesn't intend to fight his teammate.

Lawal has struggled thus far in his Bellator career, losing twice to Newton and failing to make the impact Bellator had hoped for when they brought him in.

With Jackson already owning victories over Lawal and his teammate the reigning champion, there aren't that many options available for Rampage. He could bump up to heavyweight but could run into teammate and friend Cheick Kongo should he enter another tournament.

There's a lot of uncertainty with Bellator right now, so Jackson would be wise to wait out the storm until the company finds a new direction.

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