KIng Mo: MMA easy compared to wrestling

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, who fights Poland’s Przemyslaw Mysiala at Bellator 86 on Jan. 24 said after wrestling, fighting is easy.

“I’ve been preparing mentally for all these big moments through every wrestling match I’ve had before I even got to MMA,” Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal told Bleacher Report on a media conference call.

“That’s why when people talk about MMA being hard, to me it’s easy compared to wrestling.”

“Going overseas, wrestling guys from Russia and Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. You gotta deal with the fact that in order to get paid you gotta win, and then you gotta deal with the referees cheating you.”

“I’m not worried about no upsets (vs. Mysiala). I’m just worried about me executing my game plan and winning these fights.”

“I went to Holland and made sure that [the knee injury] was all straight. I went there to strictly test myself against topflight kickboxers and strikers. That’s why I went there, to see if my knee could hold up, and I left with no injuries.”

“I know Przemyslaw—I call him ‘coleslaw’—I know he’s tough, has good submissions…I just gotta worry about myself being healthy for the next round. That’s all I’m worried about.”

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