According to a report Thursday on ProMMAInsider.com, Bellator has undergone some criticism in the past few days when their light heavyweight champion came out in an interview and said that he was healthy, and that the organization had asked him to stand aside so that they could make a more fan friendly fight for an interim title between Emanuel Newton and King Mo at their upcoming pay-per-view card. Both Newton and Mo won tournaments that are supposed to earn them a shot at the light heavyweight title.
Bellator made the fight, claiming that Attila Vegh was injured and unable to defend his title against Newton as originally scheduled. Vegh had not been heard from in months, so nobody was quite sure what his status was. Once the interview surfaced, many of MMA's hardcore fans flooded message boards with conspiracy theories about how Bellator was trying to gift King Mo the title and how Vegh had been mistreated.
King Mo spoke about the situation following his workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club, telling what he knows about it. He speaks on what he is aware of, as well as what he thinks about conspiracy theorists who have their drawn their own conclusions.
Additionally, Mo also gives his thoughts on the other MMA fighters who have joined him recently in the ranks of professional wrestling. For the most part, he has positive reviews for both how Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz have performed so far, while saying his path to TNA wrestling will be quite different.
And of course, no talk with King Mo would be complete without more Emanuel Newton discussion. Not surprisingly, he expects a lot different outcome when they square off on Nov. 2. In their first encounter, Newton pulled off the upset, catching King Mo with a spinning backfist, allowing him to advance in the light heavyweight tournament that most expected Lawal to win.