HeavyMMA.com interviews King Mo

Check out this exclusive interview that Jeremy Botter of HeavyMMA.com did with fighter King Mo.

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 17: Undefeated Light Heavyweight contender 'King Mo' Lawal attends the CBS' Strikeforce MMA Fighters Open Media Workout on March 17, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Heavy.com: You’re headlining the first-ever Strikeforce event in Texas, a place where you spent a lot of time growing up. How much influence did the state have on your upbringing.

King Mo: I claim Texas as my home, but I’m pretty much from the South. I traveled to a lot of places but I did spent a lot of time in Texas. My upbringing comes from my Momma, who was a single parent. She raised me to be a hard-working, smart and intelligent kid.

Heavy.com: When did you start watching MMA?

King Mo: I started watching it my sophomore year. It had been around for awhile, but the thing is that I never saw it until one time I saw it at Blockbuster. I rented it, and after that I just started renting all of them. I had this one friend who had bootleg stuff, so I started watching some of the bootlegs of these vale tudo fights he had from Brazil and from Japan. And after that I just fell in love with it.

Read the rest of the interview here.

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Friday MMA Review 3/20

Here’s a weekly rundown of MMA content from Ben Goldstein of CagePotato.com:

Chuck Liddell– Unless he has a great performance against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua next month, the UFC might not want Chuck Liddell to fight for them anymore.

– “King Mo” ruled and L.C. Davis got handled by a scrub at Sengoku: Seventh Battle. You can watch some of the fight videos here.

– Former UFC light-heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz and porn legend Jenna Jameson just had twins.

– After testing positive for three different unapproved painkillers following UFC 94, the Nevada State Athletic Commission smacked Karo Parisyan with a nine-month suspension, a $32,000 fine, and voided his last win.

– We looked at a one-legged mixed martial artist and a sexy Arianny Celeste magazine shoot.

– The full fighter roster for the “UFC 2009 Undisputed” video game was released. But where’s Randy?

– Denied justice in the “Lubrigate” scandal, BJ Penn may be starting a cult at his shadowy island fortress.

– If you have absolutely nothing going on Saturday night, why not watch former WWE star Bobby Lashley beat the bejesus out of Clay Guida’s brother at “March Badness”? Roy Jones Jr. will also be boxing in the main event. (You remember boxing, right? It’s like MMA, except you only get to throw punches, and you have to wear these weird pillow-things on your hands. And there’s no choking!)

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