King Mo: I might submit Roger Gracie, not afraid of his BJJ, at all

by Derek Bolender | source: mmajunkie.com
 

King Mo Lawal begins his comeback by facing undefeated Roger Gracie on the Showtime-televised main card of "Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov." on Sept. 10  in Cincinnati. The pair originally was supposed to fight on July 30, but Gracie withdrew from the event due to an injury.

Both men finally appear to have put their respective health issues to bed for the time being.

"It feels good, man," Lawal told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "It's been a year since I've fought, so I got no injuries, no more. It's all good."

Post imuiry Mo traveled to Holland to train alongside former kickboxing and Muay Thai world champion Tyrone Spong. While in Las Vegas, he worked with Xtreme Couture coach Ray Sefo, sought out multiple-time jiu-jitsu world champion Robert Drysdale, and studied the "sweet science" under the watchful eye of Floyd Mayweather Sr.

He finally settled in at American Kickboxing Academy for the meat and potatoes of his camp to prepare for Gracie.

"It keeps your skill set fresh," he said. "You're constantly adding on, where some people stay in the same area and they don't really evolve. They stay stagnant. I'm always trying to look to improve."

"Maybe if I slip (Gracie could get me down). I don't know. I don't think so, but I can take him down. I'm not afraid of his jiu-jitsu at all. He has a great closed guard, but sometimes when you get hit, that guard opens up.

"I'm not worried about nothing. I'm just worried about making weight and getting to the fight. That's all."

"I know I'm going to win. I'm going to win the fight. I don't know if it's by stoppage or ground and pound, whatever. Hey, even submission.

"Anything's possible, dog."

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JDSFTW site profile image  

9/11/11 3:20 AM by JDSFTW

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diggity site profile image  

9/11/11 3:18 AM by diggity

Oh fantastic. Magnum TA is posting. Brilliant.....

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9/11/11 3:08 AM by Magnum TA

When will people learn to stop pumping up these one-dimensional weak BJJ champions? How many of them have to get flattened like a pancake for it to sink in?

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9/11/11 2:47 AM by Gokudamus stole my name

supersayian you want a hug bro? Maybe you can get a refund on those 400 a month bjj classes

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9/1/11 11:27 PM by ednzo777

lol one thing that Mo does well is sell a fight.Remember this guy knows a shit load about Boxing and Wrestling entertainment. So hes learned how to do it.War Mo

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9/1/11 11:24 PM by jjmarine1

ANDERSON SILVA= BJJ BLACK BELT....NUFF SAID. ANYONE WHO IS A LEGIT BLACK BELT IN BJJ COULD THEREFORE BE CONSIDERED A BJJ GUY.AND IF ROGER TOOK PRANGLEY DOWN WITH EASE, IT ISN'T FAR FETCHED TO THING HE COULD TAKE DOWN MO TOO...ESPECIALLY WHEN MO GASSES.

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9/1/11 10:04 PM by diggity

Lol, gayest thing ever written. Circling wagons? Damn you guys are tools.

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9/1/11 10:01 PM by JDSFTW

Lol truth

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9/1/11 8:18 PM by diggity

Gok, you answered your own question and I still dint know what your point is- whatever dude, I don't want to get negative and argue on the Internet with you. I hope Roger wins, he's a humble dude and a good family man. I think he deserves respect as a fighter and it's silky to write him off. But you're entitled to your opinion.Take care and good luck hombre.