Strikeforce 205-pound champion ‘King Mo’ Lawal talks about his upcoming title defense bout against Rafael ‘Feijao’ as part of the Strikeforce ‘Houston’ event on August 21st. ‘King Mo’ doesn’t feel any pressure coming into this fight, in fact he feels that ‘Feijao’ should be the one under pressure because he’s more of a veteran to this sport of mixed martial arts. He also talks about “some new stuff” he’s ready to display come fight night, something he compares to the Boxing skills of Bernard Hopkins or possibly Paul Williams.
From ‘King Mo’ Lawal:
“Feijao knows he wants the knock out. He doesn’t want the submission. He trains in the ground game, but I’m training with guys in Jiu-Jitsu that are comparable. So I’m not worried at the ground at all because I’ve got good submission defense…. I don’t know. If you ask me if I could beat anybody I’m going to say I can beat anybody. I’d win against anybody with a good game plan. It doesn’t matter who it is. Except my momma. It doesn’t matter who it is, I’ll beat them with a good game plan…. I’ve only been fighting for two years. There’s no pressure on me whatsoever. If there’s pressure on anybody it’s Feijao. He has the name. He’s been fighting longer and he’s been training longer. I remember watching Feijao just mashing people in the IFL. I think people look at me as having the bigger name but I don’t care. I think he’s the favorite. I’m the underdog even though I’m the champ…. I may be implementing a new style like from Bernard Hopkins, one of my favorite boxers. I’m going to implement his style. And maybe if that doesn’t work than a little of Paul Williams. So you’ll all be seeing some new stuff from me.”