On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with freestyle and college champion wrestler, and the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, "King" Mo Lawal
After being out of action since August 2010 because of a knee injury, "King" Mo will return on September 10 to face multi-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and ADCC world champion Roger Gracie on a Strikeforce MMA card in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We spoke with "King" Mo Sunday evening by phone about how he is approaching this fight. He also was in attendance at the August 13 boxing match between Joseph Agbeko and Abner Mares, and we discussed the controversy over the failure of referee Russell Mora to penalize Mares despite dozens of low blows. As always, since "King" Mo is a connoisseur of all the combat sports, we discussed what is going on in boxing, as well as international wrestling, where three-time Olympic gold medalist Buvaisar Saitiev of Russia may be making yet another Olympic run in 2012. We discussed with "King" Mo his plans for the future, how he has been training with top athletes in several combat sports, and much more.
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