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King Mo: 'The takedowns were there all day'




"Whenever I faked, he covered up and the takedowns were there all day. If you watch his fights he's never gone past three rounds. As a wrestler, I've been trained to grind and that's what I did, just grind him down because I knew he had no conditioning. I knew he'd fade because I watched his films. F--K [the haters]. Everyone's been doubting me my whole life. I've got the Bernard Hopkins mentality: It's me against the world -- and that's how it's gonna be the rest of my life."

Newly minted Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal talks about his dominating performance over former champion Gegard Mousasi in their five round title fight at Strikeforce "Nashville" on April 17. "King Mo" used a suffocating wrestling attack to stifle the offense of the Armenian, who never looked comfortable through the twenty-five mi nute fight and as a result, coughed up his 205-pound crown.

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