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Babalu Won't Fight King Mo - Wants to Avenge Loss to Hendo

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It was announced prior to Strikeforce on Wednesday night that if Renato "Babalu" Sobral defeated Robbie Lawler, he would get a shot at the light heavyweight title. The only problem with that is Babalu is close friends with and a training partner of current champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal.

Babalu was successful in his fight against Robbie Lawler, picking up a unanimous decision victory. But following the win, he said he won't fight his friend and called for another fight instead.

"I won't never punch and try to hurt my friends, but I would like to ask for a fight, and all the respect that I have, in the beginning of my career I fought Dan Henderson in Japan and lost to him," Babalu said.

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Post #1   6/17/10 9:40:03AM   

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I think Hendo will KO Babalu. Lunatic Fringe!

Post #2   6/17/10 9:42:40AM   

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Does everybody but SF know that babalu is suppose to go down to MW?

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Does everybody but SF know that babalu is suppose to go down to MW?

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He just stated in an interview recently that he's willing to fight in any class from MW up to HW.

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ohh my bad. Well he should prolly avoid HW, and try to fight for the possibly soon to be vacant MW title.

Post #5   6/17/10 11:54:13AM   

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I think it would be really fun watching him fight mediocre HW's. The size vs skill difference could be really cool.

Post #6   6/17/10 6:43:47PM   

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I'd probably want to fight Henderson as well after seeing what Shields did to him. Not saying Babalu will be able to do the same but it's surely got him thinking.

Post #7   6/17/10 8:15:21PM   

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I think at this point it's fair to say that they should be ranked nearly the sam in that org.

Post #8   6/17/10 9:28:53PM   

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Does anyone honestly want to see Babalu vs King Mo? I'd rather see the Hendo fight. But I'd rather rather have all three guys in the UFC fighting different guys than each other, and everyone else in Strikeforce for that matter.

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very minowaman of him

Post #10   6/17/10 10:07:45PM   

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fedor rematch?

babalu was a pretty decent hw in the early days but he looked pretty drawn at the weigh in at 195lb though - i think 185 might be a struggle

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Only his face looked drawn out though, so it was just a water weight issue, his body was strong, faster than normal, and his cardio was greatly improved.

Post #12   6/18/10 2:08:14AM