On May 17, 2014, King Mo will take on Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at the first ever Bellator pay-per-view. The fight will give the winner a chance to fight for the promotion's light heavyweight title. But more importantly, a win by Lawal will put him back on the pedestal recent loses to Emanuel Newton may have knocked him off of. Jackson is the biggest name currently on the Bellator roster, so beating him will definitely put him back on the map.
We spoke to trainer Jeff Mayweather the day before he left Las Vegas to head to Florida to work with the former Strikeforce champion. He is headed to the American Top Team facilities in Coconut Creek where he will help Mo get his hands ready. Rampage is known as a big puncher, and many believe that Lawal's downfall will come if he elects to trade with the MMA legend. Mayweather is not so sure.
"Rampage is a big puncher, but Mo is too. Mo can knock him out," Mayweather said when asked if Lawal can match Rampage's power.
Whether or not Lawal elects to stand with Rampage or go to the ground where few can match him, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, however, this fight means a lot to Mo considering his recent past and the heat that exists between the two foes. Ever since Jackson came to Bellator, things have been building to this moment. And if Mo wins, he will be back on top of the mountain, taking a much needed rub from the legendary Rampage.