Looks like someone else is joining Brock Lesnar with the MMA and pro wrestling crossover. Eccentric former Strikeforece light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal aka King Mo will be doing some double duty starting this October.
In October, King Mo will be making his debut in the pro wrestling leauge TNA. Then in January of 2013, he will be coming back to the MMA ranks with his debut in Bellator.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney told MMA Junkie:
We’re kind of trying to work through it right now to see. “Mo’s always in the gym, so when you ask him that question, he says, ‘Well, I can jump back and forth between the two lily pads pretty easily. I’m never out of shape, so I don’t need to do a two-and-a-half-month hyper-intensive camp. If I focus for six weeks and watch tape, I’m going to be ready for my first fight.’
So I would say in an ideal situation, he’ll be able to bounce – literally be able to do ‘Impact,’ do his first fight for Bellator, maybe take a little bit of time to do an ‘Impact’ taping, then come back and do another fight for Bellator. But we’ll see. It’s never been done. Brock (Lesnar) did one, then did the other, then went back and do the other. But no one’s ever done both at the same time as hyper-intensively as he will.
With Bellator moving over to Spike TV taking the UFC’s former spot, King Mo’s personality could bring over a slew of crossover fans from the pro wrestling world to MMA. We’ll find out next month.