"King Mo" Channeling Scarface for Strikeforce Bout With Gegard Mousasi

Erik FontanezCorrespondent IApril 9, 2010

No one can ever say that Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal is a fighter with nothing to say.

The Strikeforce light-heavyweight contender is always one to have fun and play it up when talking to the media, which adds to his already outstanding intrigue and flamboyancy.

With just a little over a week left until he throws blows with Strikeforce 205-pound champ Gegard Mousasi , Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal continues to wave his fight-hyping banner during the pre fight media tour. 

“Whoever think Mousasi’s gonna win is wrong,” said Lawal during a media conference call earlier this week.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker is a tad less flamboyant in front of the press, and simply advised that he would forward Lawal’s opinion to his staff at the Strikeforce offices.

Twitter’s Fake Scott Coker would have likely said something more on the lines of, “Hell yeah, biotch!”

As expected, Lawal is holding nothing back, and is more than confident going into this title fight on April, 17, and why shouldn’t he be?

He is, without a doubt, an outstanding wrestler.

He has trained with some of the best in the world like Werdum, Noguiera, Evans, and others.

With all that expert help, one would think that “King Mo would credit them with the tools he has to beat the champion Mousasi…but no.

What Lawal appears to be prepping in his arsenal is something Tony Montana, aka “Scarface,” would be proud of.

“I got a new thing out there called ‘the Cuban style,’" said Lawal about his approach for fight night. “You can ask Rashad Evans about it…the Cuban style is gonna win, you know what I’m saying? Ya’ll see the Cuban style when it comes fight time. It’s a new thing I just put together. Pretty damn raw.”

Who knows what “Cuban style” means, but apparently it serves Fidel Castro’s countrymen well enough to be admired by the young wrestler.

“You watch the Cubans in boxing, wrestling, judo. They have a certain type of style that I’m a implement in this…fight,” said Lawal. “I’ve studied their styles and put it all together in one whole package…it’s tight.”

Hopefully for “King Mo,” his new style will be tighter than a booty you can bounce quarters off of, because Mousasi is no paper champion.

The Armenian born fighter claims that he is in the best shape he has ever been in and, if that’s the case, Lawal will be in for a long night of “Sayn ‘ello to ma lil’ friend,” in the form of devastating strikes from the champ.

Strikeforce: Nashville will take place on Saturday, April 17 on CBS. Check your local listings.


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