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Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal has been a fixture on the Bellator scene since knocking out Przemyslaw Mysiala at Bellator 86. At the tip of the Bellator's efforts to promote their brand, Lawal has had an up-and-down tenure in the promotion, losing his three most high profile bouts--twice to Emanuel Newton and once to Quinton Jackson.
As the new Bellator management led by former Strikeforce President Scott Coker slowly implements their vision for the organization, incremental changes are taking place. The most recent is the release of thirteen fighters, including a former champion and several tournament champions. The news was confirmed to MMA Fighting by Bellator officials.
Phil Baroni had been steadfast in his support of "War Machine" on social media, even though his old friend and protege is facing awful domestic violence charges in connection to an alleged attack on former girlfriend, Christy Mack.
In the two months since Scott Coker displaced Bjorn Rebney as the President of Bellator MMA, the former Strikeforce boss hasn't exactly been shy about reuniting with some acquaintances from his earlier days.
Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez remains under contract with the promotion, but the lawyers for the formerly embattled pair are in talks about the fighter’s future, according to new Bellator President Scott Coker.