Tito Ortiz could become Bellator’s light-heavyweight champ later today, if he beats Liam McGeary at “Dynamite”, but “King Mo” Lawal is making the case as to why it could be the legend’s last bout.

As you likely know, Lawal has been campaigning for a fight with the former UFC champ for several months now, but so far, the match-up hasn’t happened. “King Mo”, however, will compete in today’s light-heavyweight tourney, and if he wins it, he’ll be knocking on the title shot door.

Well, Lawal recently spoke to MMA Fighting.com, and while discussing his future, the explosive wrestler had this to say:

“I’m gonna be me fighting Liam,” Lawal said. “That’s the thing. Tito ain’t gonna beat Liam. It’s gonna be me versus Liam. If Tito happens to win, because Liam gets hurt, then Tito will retire with the belt and not fight me. Mark my words.”

Going out as champ would be a nice way to retire no? Of course, all this talk is premature. Lawal has to get past Linton Vassell, and then either Phil Davis or Emanuel Newton tonight before any title shot might get offered.

“Dynamite” will be hosted by the SAP Center in San Jose.