This fool Rampage calls me out, and then people get mad when I respond? He’s a b—h in my eyes, because he didn’t respond. Maybe he’ll respond later, but the word is he wants to fight [Mauricio] ‘Shogun’ [Rua]. That’s whatever. But he called me out, so I’m going to respond. When’s the last time you heard me mention Rampage’s name before he mentioned mine? I don’t care about him. He wasn’t even on my radar. But now, he wants to say something about me, he’s on my radar now. We’re going to bang eventually.”
— King Mo on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani responding to Rampage Jackson telling Helwani he’ll “fight that chump”
Well, apparently the beef that started between King Mo Lawal and Rampage Jackson in a shuttle van two years ago has been reignited. King Mo has no idea if his next fight will be in the UFC, but says his Strikeforce contract is up in February, so it’s seems plausible that he and Rampage could settle their differences in Japan next year if the Shogun rematch doesn’t materialize. Whether it happens there or somewhere else, it’s a great match-up and one that could put King Mo on the map with the UFC’s casual audience.