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UNCASVILLE, Conn. – It’s the fight that never happened – the potential matchup that prompted photo shoots and video-game covers and posters and countless what-if columns. Even the fighters themselves still lament the fact it never happened.
Share this image:UNCASVILLE, Conn. – It was a long-awaited night for Bellator MMA’s “Pitbull” brothers, but as Patricky Freire watched his little brother close out a title-winning performance, he said the commission threatened to remove him from the event.
Muhammed Lawal didn’t intentionally cut too much weight on Thursday, and he wasn’t trying to make some type of statement. But after weighing 202.5 pounds for Bellator 123, he said he’s soon going to give middleweight a try.
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.