Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (Pictured) will be taking his talents to Bellator … and TNA Wrestling. The controversial 31-year-old and his new employers made the announcement during Thursday’s monumental conference call.
“This is a dream come true for me, I couldn’t sleep last night,” Lawal stated. “I get to knock people out in the cage and hit people with chairs in the ring. [Things are] looking bright right now.”
Lawal is currently serving a nine-month suspension after testing positive for Drostanolone following his fight with Lorenz Larkin. The earliest Lawal can return to MMA action is September 7th, 2012.
However, his flunked drug exam wasn’t the reason Strikeforce severed ties with the wrestler. It was after Lawal blasted Nevada State Athletic Commission board member Pat Lundvall on Twitter for being a “racist bitch asking me if I can read or speak English” during his hearing before the committee.
Lawal’s signing opens the door for cross-promotional possibilities. MTV2 currently broadcasts Bellator’s shows, but the organization will transition to sister station Spike TV in 2013, the same network that airs TNA.
“King Mo” will start fake fighting for TNA later this summer and begin his duties with Bellator after they move to Spike TV.
(Pictured: TNA president Dixie Carter, Lawal, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney)