Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal recently appeared on MMAWeekly Radio, and invited fellow light heavyweight Quinton "Rampage" Jackson to Bellator.
Rampage has said that his fight with Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox 6 on Jan. 26 will be his last in the UFC.
"I've given [the UFC] time to keep me happy," said Jackson recently. "Honestly, I think the UFC is happy with me leaving. It's a mutual thing." Previously Jackson had cited a lack of respect as the source of his desire to move on.
“It's like that with sports, period," said Lawal. "All sports are sort of like that. Here's the thing, a lot of fans can say what they want, but they don't understand cause they're just watching from the outside. They don't really know what's going on in the inside. All they do is speculate on Twitter and think they heard this, and they go to message boards and they hear information from message boards, but stuff goes on that they can't comprehend."
“If Rampage put it like that, he has a right to feel like that. Because obviously something must have happened to make him feel like that. I don't know cause I'm not in his shoes, but I can't tell him how to feel.”
“I like working with (Bellator) because they respect me. Granted, everybody's like, ‘you're the biggest profile fighter they have.' No, it's not true. It's just the fact that you don't see Bjorn (Rebney) bashing his fighters; Bjorn's been cool. He's like Scott Coker in my eyes. Scott Coker has always been cool. Who do you see Scott Coker bash?” asked Lawal.
“I just like the respect they give me and the fighters.”
Bellator previously expressed interest in Jackson, a turn Lawal said he would welcome.
“Hell yeah,” said Lawal. "If they want to pay him and show him respect and take care of him. Give him a pro wrestling deal too, yeah, throw him a little boxing in his contract, like mine. Hell yeah, Rampage can get his money."
“Come fight where you feel like you're respected, where you feel comfortable. I just want all fighters that have been in the game for a while to get their money, feel happy and feel comfortable and feel respected.”
“I don't care where he goes, but if he wants to come to Bellator, hey that's cool with me. He wants to fight at 205, let's do it. He wants to fight at heavyweight, hey go ahead and do it.”
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