Last week, after a Twitter outburst directed towards the Nevada State Athletic Commission results in his release from Strikeforce, Lawal was left pondering what would be in store for him going forward.
Well, if Bellator Fighting Championship or the Super Fight League out of India have anything to say about it, Lawal will not be unemployed for very long, as both promotion CEO’s recently informed MMA Fighting’s Mike Chiappetta.
“He’s too talented of a fighter,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Look at him and what he was able to accomplish in a series of fights. So yeah, I’d absolutely talk to him, and I anticipate I will be talking to him.”
Ken Pavia, the CEO of the SFL, said, “It goes without saying that the SFL would love to have ‘King Mo’ fight in our organization. We’ll use best efforts to make it happen.”
Lawal is a former Strikeforce champion. He tested positive for a steroid following a fight with Lorenz Larkin – that he won, but had changed to a no-contest due to the positive test. Lawal has also expressed interest in a possible appearance or two in professional wrestling, so it seems he could be the hottest free agent on the market right now.