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Dana not happy with King Mo criticizing Zuffa

Best80smovieRAD2011-09-18 15:19:37 +0000 #1


Don't cross the boss.

UFC President Dana White isn't exactly thrilled that former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed Lawal is running down the world's largest fight promotion after what "King Mo" perceived to be a lack of pre-event hype from the organization's new parent company.

That kind of thing can happen when the headlines are hijacked by the tomfoolery of Nick Diaz, who temporarily threw the UFC 137 fight card into chaos by no-showing consecutive media appearances.

Oh, and there was that whole Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem thing.

But was White purposely ignoring the Sept. 10 Strikeforce event, which aired live on Showtime and showcased the semifinals of the promotion's heavyweight grand prix tournament?

Here's what he told Yahoo Sports:


"If Mo whatever the [expletive] his name is, or any of those guys, think I planned all this [expletive] this week, they’re out of their minds. Yes, we signed [Alistair] Overeem and made the Brock [Lesnar] fight. Do you think I expected Nick Diaz to pull this [expletive]? We have all kinds of stuff going and I didn’t need this in my life. It is what it is and I never had a thought in my mind of [expletive] with Strikeforce. But I promote the UFC 24/7."

Lawal made a successful return to the cage last weekend, pasting jiu-jitsu wizard Roger Gracie in their televised light heavyweight match up.

It was the first step towards getting back into the 205-pound title hunt -- even though the division is currently without a champion -- thanks to the contract status of Dan Henderson.

Is "King Mo" soon to be without a kingdom? Or will Dana overlook his recent complaining and sign him to a long-term contract?

Anyone clamoring to see Lawal inside the Octagon?

Best80smovieRAD2011-09-18 15:31:21 +0000 #2
With a better gas tank, i wonder how Mo would do over at the UFC. he can throw a shot but so can most at 205
Tallica19812011-09-18 15:37:28 +0000 #3

Originally Posted by Best80smovieRAD

With a better gas tank, i wonder how Mo would do over at the UFC. he can throw a shot but so can most at 205

I think his gas tank is fine. Th only time he ever appeared to be tired was the gegard fight, and he was beaten to a pulp in the 1st. Even being tired, he showed he could execute effectively, which is one of those intangibles that I think he gained from elite level international competition, and will take him far in MMA.

Mo will be in the UFC unles wwe comes with a better offer, and he'll do well.
fightfan662011-09-18 16:28:22 +0000 #4
new this was coming when I heard the comments!

How stupid can you be to say this stuff when employment oppertunities are so limited in MMA (well top paying ones). And sorry but Mo really isnt a top ranked fighter in his weight class either.

I dont think Dana cans the guy but I do think Mo is making his own life and career just that much more difficult when he could have simply walked away!

Some of these guy just cant think when a mic is shoved in their faces, can they?
bhorrrr2011-09-18 17:00:04 +0000 #5
usually, i agree with dana when he says a fighter should shut the **** up because they're saying stupid ****, but mo is right in everything he's said. dana even partially admitted as much.

dana's the one coming off as an idiot here. he should really just admit, at the very least, that he understands why mo feels the way he does (because it's the exactly logical thing to feel. and the correct thing, too.)
Cbear2011-09-18 16:43:55 +0000 #6
dana got his panties in a bunch because Mo hit to close to the truth and Vinnie McWhite didn't like it.

Dana says he paid no attention to SF because he thinks about UFC 24/7...well isnt that exactly what Mo is alledging? And yet the UFC snapped up Maximo immediately after the show so someone was paying attention. Paying attention enough to cherry pick is whats going on, though why they hired the loser instead of the winner is a bit sketchy.



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