Since he started fighting MMA, Lawal has seen the politics of fighting first hand and how sometimes it's more about selling a fight than actually deserving it.
He says that's the cardinal difference between what Bellator is doing with their tournament format than say the UFC where there is no prime directive in how title matches are put together.
"It makes it a true sport. I think the difference between Bellator and the UFC is that the UFC's more about the spectacle and more about flare. Where as Bellator it really is a true sport. Every true sport has a title format. The Olympics have a title format. The NBA playoffs, the NFL playoffs, hockey, baseball, all that," Lawal stated.
"They all have a tournament format of some sort. I think that's better cause when you win you know where you're going."
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