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King Mo flattens Mike Whitehead at “Strikeforce: Evolution” (PICS)

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal cemented his place as one of the sport’s fastest rising talents last evening during “Strikeforce: Evolution” as the world class freestyle wrestler/knockout artist tucked Mike Whitehead in with a brutal series of ground and pound strikes after dropping the normally durable veteran with punches standing.

Check out Mo in action below courtesy of Strikeforce and Esther Lin (Click on either photo to enlarge):

Mo Lawal vs Mike Whitehead

Mo Lawal vs Mike Whitehead

23 COMMENTS
  • nate says:

    mo looks like what rampage used to be.

  • Makington says:

    I wasn’t really liking how Mo kept dropping his hands. I hope he doesn’t try it against someone who is actually a good fighter because he doesn’t do it or move half as well as someone like Floyd Mayweather does it. That’s right, a boxing reference! Sure, he’s a dickhead who doesn’t get MMA but he’s a boxing great.

  • retrofitting123 says:

    they need to give mo a real challenge next fight. g mousasi at 205 would be a great fight.

  • JabCrossHook says:

    Yeah he dropped his hands way too much and he was talking about fighting Rampage? Rampage’s boxing is probably one of the top 3 in the LHW division. Just even a slightly misplaced hand that’s a bit too low will spell an early bed time for “King” Mo. Other than that his boxing was pretty solid, nice quick jab, generally crisp hooks and crosses just sloppy hand placement.

  • rage says:

    retrofitting123: they need to give mo a real challenge next fight. g mousasi at 205 would be a great fight.

    IMO king mo is not ready for mousasi yet maybe in a few more fights whitehead is a legit fighter thou i wud say he was a good challenge for king mo

  • neijia says:

    Makington: I wasn’t really liking how Mo kept dropping his hands. I hope he doesn’t try it against someone who is actually a good fighter because he doesn’t do it or move half as well as someone like Floyd Mayweather does it. That’s right, a boxing reference! Sure, he’s a dickhead who doesn’t get MMA but he’s a boxing great.

    Lol. Boxing is proving to be more and more important in mma. Even BJ Penn reference Manny Pacquiao in his post-fight interview.

  • xtreme_machine says:

    i spected nothing less from Mo

    hopefully they have him face Mousasi later on may be April when they go back to CBS

    Fedor vs Werdum
    Henderson vs Shields
    King Mo vs Mousasi
    Miller vs Jacare

  • nate says:

    jabcrosshook: i completely agree that at this point in time rampage would eff mo up. in the future? who knows. anyhow my original point was mo talked about rampage cause they have a beef with eachother already. if you dig around on google you can probably find it. hopefully mo continues his path of destruction and eventually see him on the big stage and maybe even fight rampage one day.

  • nate: anyhow my original point was mo talked about rampage cause they have a beef with eachother already. if you dig around on google you can probably find it. hopefully mo continues his path of destruction and eventually see him on the big stage and maybe even fight rampage one day.

    Mo wasn’t sounding very solid while talking about it either. Rampage would still handle Mo easily. He had some Rashad Evans to him every once in a while . 261lbs 261lbs??. feed Mo to Rogers.. make him drop down to 205, fight babu and go from there. If Mo wins well…if Mo looses there is no shame and it makes him more of a must see the next fight.

    Rockstar needs to get Mo a squirt bottle. Nice fight. Give him Rogers.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Rogers =265 a very big HW and Mo makes 205. Why would they take a LHW away from a narrow division to fight at one of their strongest (Werdum, Fedor, Aleks, Baby fedor, Gracie, Bigfoot, Rogers, Arlovski, Sylvia(?),Overeem etc)

    P.S. You know writing out the HW list I nearly forgot Overeem. Funny that.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    i also dont think big Mo would be ready for Gegard, i just dont see it

  • GassedOut says:

    You know, the announcers (holy cow those guys were bad, well Shamrock did okay until the Cung Le fight) kept saying that King Mo is “unorthodox.” What I kept thinking was that if he’s fighting a real striker, the correct “un” word would be “unconscious.” Sure, he’s got good head movement, but he’s not like Ali who could move his head in time from anything I’ve ever seen. Brett Rogers has some fast heavy hands. Let those two meet. Bet King Mo drops to 205 after that.

  • keyboardwarrior says:

    “Sure, he’s overpowered a couple of Japanese guys he was a lot bigger than. Other than that, he hasn’t done anything. He overpowered some guys that he was bigger than, stronger than and more athletic than. These Japanese guys had no wrestling whatsoever.” – Whitehead

    “It’s sad to say that somebody with five fights can be looked at as somebody who’s going to put somebody in trouble with 30 fights. I just don’t understand what sport these people are watching.” – Mike Whitehead

    I wonder if he has changed his mind….

  • keyboardwarrior says:

    MMA-LOGIC: Rogers =265 a very big HW and Mo makes 205. Why would they take a LHW away from a narrow division to fight at one of their strongest (Werdum, Fedor, Aleks, Baby fedor, Gracie, Bigfoot, Rogers, Arlovski, Sylvia(?),Overeem etc)P.S. You know writing out the HW list I nearly forgot Overeem. Funny that.

    baby Fedor? I haven’t heard any talk of him fighting with Strikeforce, haven’t heard anything about him since he tested positive after his Affliction fight actually.

  • sexy-yama says:

    nate says:
    December 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm (Quote)

    mo looks like what rampage used to be.

    He looks better in my opinion he looks MOTASTIC!,and his fighting larger opponents which makes it even more MOTASTIC!

  • Nick Havok says:

    King Mo did indeed look phenomenal…until the fight was over. Then he did a very good job of making himself look like a complete fool.

    I was glad that 10% of his purse was taken away because he splashed the cage with Rock Star Energy Drink.

    Good!

    I mean did he think he was in the main event or something and was the last fight of the night? Or is he just that big of a self-absorbed prick that he didn’t care what he was doing?

  • Guthookd says:

    retrofitting123: they need to give mo a real challenge next fight. g mousasi at 205 would be a great fight.

    I second that notion. Time to Mo to get his ass whooped.

  • Rece Rock says:

    King Mo will eventually let the persona he portrays get the best of him… Humble pie is on it’s way. It may take a while for him to get to it but when he’s done with playing with the stepping stones and he gets to the big boys I think he will have his wake up call… be humble in victory especially when your on your way up cause the first BIG fight he has may shake up his world a bit… hey atleast he left his adidas home this time…

  • Rece Rock says:

    it’s even disturbing to see in that poll on the main page that most fans think King Mo was most impressive on Sat…. really? not Melendez… ok. Persona takes you further I guess…

  • jj says:

    everyones saying that mo had his hands too low but if you watch one of his post fight interviews he said it was intentional to gauge how whitehead would react, he’s not keeping them low because he’s tired or sloppy.

  • Nick Havok says:

    Rece Rock: it’s even disturbing to see in that poll on the main page that most fans think King Mo was most impressive on Sat…. really? not Melendez… ok. Persona takes you further I guess…

    I see what you are saying…but from a pure destruction standpoint, no one dominated their opponent as much as Lawal did. Mike Whitehead didn’t stand a chance…nor did he do any damage to Mo whatsoever.

    It was about as close to a flawless victory as you can get.

  • Rece Rock says:

    With that said Nick we need to consider the caliber of opponent ( whitehead isn’t a complete scrub but he’s not exactly on the radar either)… but I do understand your point.

  • Nick Havok says:

    Rece Rock: With that said Nick we need to consider the caliber of opponent ( whitehead isn’t a complete scrub but he’s not exactly on the radar either)… but I do understand your point.

    I completely agree with your point.

    I easily had Mike Whitehead as the lowest caliber fighter on the televised portion of the card. Without a doubt.

    And with that said, we still don’t know how good Mo Lawal is. Whitehead wasn’t a test for him at all.

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