It would appear that former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed Lawal not only has a Bellator tournament and a professional wrestling career ahead of him, but he is also looking into doing some professional boxing.
“King Mo”, a true student of the game, has always been an ardent fan of the sweet science, and has always expressed an interest in trying his hand at it. According to the American kickboxing Academy member, he is allowed to do so with his current Bellator contract and company CEO is already on board.
Mo has his eye on one man in particular, UFC veteran and Youtube sensation Kimbo Slice.
The former Olympic hopeful told Stephie Daniels of Bloody Elbow:
I got a boxing clause in my contract. I just gotta get through this tournament and be healthy. Bjorn said that he was going to get me fights. But the thing with the contract is that we gotta agree on the opponent. But someone like Kimbo Slice? I’d be alright. We could hype that up, they can get behind me…
I think King Mo vs. Kimbo Slice would be a good boxing match. I got good training, he’s got good training. I want to make it happen. So my main goal is to get through this tournament, win it, defend it, defend the belt once or twice and after that get that fight with Kimbo.
That’s why I’ve been training with Jeff Mayweather so hard. Trying to get my boxing skills up. I think me vs. Kimbo would be a good fight. We could put it on Spike TV or something!
If the event does find its way on Spike TV, Kimbo Slice is no stranger to the platform, having competed on the tenth installment of The Ultimate Fighter. A bout with a Bellator champion, assuming Lawal does manage to capture the title, could be a big draw for all parties involved.