Former Strikeforce 205-pound champion Muhammed Lawal hasn’t fought since losing his title to Rafael Cavalcante in August and undergoing surgery shortly thereafter to repair ligament damage in his knee. However, when the outspoken showman does indeed make his way back into the ring it appears he’ll do so with the support of a very accommodating audience.
“King Mo” recently took to his Twitter and announced he’s planning to fight on June 18 at the American Airlines Center in his home-base of Dallas, Texas. No opponent was mentioned.
Also, while nothing official has surfaced from the promotion, ESPN’s Josh Gross previously confirmed the date/location of a Strikeforce event with Texas’ athletic commission matching up with Lawal’s statement.
How the effects of a ten-month break in action or the pressure of fighting in his backyard will be left up to speculation until fight night but there is little doubt Lawal will offer the same athleticism, ability, and overall entertainment value as fans have come to expect over his two and a half years in MMA. The former All-American wrestler is 7-1 in his career with notable victories over Travis Wiuff, Mike Whitehead, and Gegard Mousasi.
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