Source: Fight Hype
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal was considered a lock to win Bellator’s Season 8 light heavyweight tournament however Newton took a first round knockout over Lawal at Bellator 90 last Thursday.
Some have criticized Lawal’s technique in the fight as he had his hands down often. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion doesn’t agree.
“If you watch it, when he missed with his right hand, I threw a right hand and then he came with the spinning back fist so he kind of caught me in the act of punching, but no excuses,” said Lawal on Fight Hype. “I’m good and I will be back, and hopefully I get to fight him again in the future.” It was the first time in Lawal’s career he has been knocked out.