Muhammed Lawal's Blogs

  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 8: Not on the Concrete Dana White sits down with the Coaches to decide the 4 quarterfinal match-ups. A brutal street fight takes place in the house that has serious ramifications.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 9: It Was a Brawl In the second quarterfinal fight Brandon Melendez (Team Pulver) takes on Gray Maynard (Team Penn).

    9:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cub Swanson shares his inspiring story of perseverance; Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez full blast; Bruce Buffer reflects on a career; behind the scenes with the Octagon girls.

    10:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Urijah Faber As a pioneer for the lighter weight classes, Urijah Faber quickly became an icon and a champion.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 145

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida
    Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida; Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout; Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    3:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights featuring Pat Curran The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

    4:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Middleweights

    5:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Welterweights featuring Ben Askren The Welterweights are highlighted with guest Ben Askren.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Countdown of the fastest fights.

    6:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Lightweights featuring Michael Chandler The Lightweights are highlighted with guest Michael Chandler.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    EPISODE: 104

    7:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights featuring Pat Curran The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnaflow 1

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 146

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion BJ Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Filipovic.

    8:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Summer Series 1 Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli; Renato 'Babalu' Sobral and War Machine in separate fights.

    8:00 p.m. ET The Score: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    9:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
    The Ultimate Fighter features professional MMA fighters living together in Las Vegas, Nevada, and follows them as they train and compete against each other for a prized contract with the UFC.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 2
    Devastating knockouts that changed the history of MMA.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Magnaflow 1

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 5 Episode 10: Traitor

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Fight Master: Bellator MMA
    Season 1 Episode 1: Fight to Choose The elimination round begins as ten fighters battle in the cage to determine who will make the Fight Master Tournament.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 2
    Devastating knockouts that changed the history of MMA.

    12:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Summer Series 1 Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli; Renato Sobral and War Machine in separate fights.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Prelims
    Roland Delorme vs.Edwin Figueroa; Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson; Sam Stout vs. James Krause; Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley. From Winnipeg.

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  • Nate Wilcox Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Nate Wilcox, founding editor of BloodyElbow.com

    Breen and Wilcox discuss Quinton “Rampage” Jackson's signing with Bellator MMA and TNA, whether it was the best move for the former UFC light heavyweight champion and how a pro-wrestling career could pan out for the 34-year-old. The two debate whether Jackson will fill a role in a Bellator tournament, the most compelling fights for him, potential film roles for “Rampage” and other potential elements of making him a crossover star for Bellator parent company Viacom.

    The duo also discuss whether UFC standout Roy Nelson could follow in Jackson's footsteps to Bellator, the company's negotiation future with its champions, TRT use and much, much more.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

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  • Video: ‘King’ Mo Lawal in Ohio Valley Wrestling By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Bellator light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal last week made an appearance in pro-wrestling developmental league Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). “King Mo” is next set for MMA action on June 19, when he’ll face Seth Petruzelli in the first round of Bellator’s four-man Summer Series tournament.

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  • Bellator Moment from the Maverik Center

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Thursday



    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St. Pierre, GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    All-access look inside the Tristar Gym in Montreal where current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St. Pierre trains.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights II Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva.

    9:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Ultimate Matt Hughes
    An in-depth look into the Hall of Fame career of former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 6 Featherweight Tournament Final: Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Rad Martinez. Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton. From West Valley City, Utah.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 5: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Reflection of Perfection Mickey Rourke visits Team Sonnen to share insights from his days as a boxer; coach Jones wonders if a competitor is ready to fight; two fighters meet for the fourth preliminary fight.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific:UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

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  • Raised to Speak His Mind, King Mo Says He Doesn’t Fit the UFC Model By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Muhammed Lawal, on “Beatdown,” discussing whether he could be a bigger star in Bellator than in the UFC:

    “For me to become a bigger star, I’ve got to win this tournament first and then I’ve got to keep winning and defending my belt. Second, with the UFC, I don’t fit their model. Look at me. I’m not no ass kisser. Not to bash some of the fighters, but some of them boys are on mute. They can’t speak their mind. They’re scared, and that’s not me. My mama raised me to speak my mind.”

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  • Podcast: Anthony Pettis, 'King Mo' By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Monday for another edition of “Beatdown.” Joining them were mixed martial artists and former champions, Anthony Pettis and Muhammed Lawal.

    Fresh off his “Knockout of the Night” winning performance at the UFC on Fox 6, Pettis joined TJ and Jeff to talk about his stoppage of Donald Cerrone. Pettis breaks down the kick that stopped the Greg Jackson product, his unorthodox style of striking and how he has changed mentally since his loss to Clay Guida. “Showtime” also chats about who he feels will win between champion Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez, and if he truly believes he is going to fight the winner of that bout next.

    It’s been a long road back to active competition for Lawal. “King Mo” joined “Beatdown” to discuss his successful Bellator MMA debut. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion recounts his battle with staph infection, how it returned to his knee in October and how it felt to return to the cage after a year away. Lawal also shares his thoughts on if the Bellator tournament is honestly the “toughest tournament” in sports.

    TJ and Jeff also share their thoughts on the UFC on Fox card, take listener calls and emails, and discuss the latest happenings in the world of mixed martial arts. Listen to “Beatdown” here.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 9
    A historic collection of matchups.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 8
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    4:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 100

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama; B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes; George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Best of 2012: The Year in Review
    Relive the thrilling action of the best bouts, the greatest knockouts and submissions.

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida Prelims
    Longtime lightweight rivals Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout, and featherweights Ross Pearson and Cub Swanson.

    3:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    UFC's main event fighters train for their upcoming bout inside the Octagon.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 100

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: St-Pierre vs. Hughes Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva..

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Preview all the official news, views, and action for FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    EPISODE: 100

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama; B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes; George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon.

    9:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Clay Guida from UFC on FOX; Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard from UFC 136.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Season 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2 Ben Askren defends his Welterweight World Championship title against Karl Amoussou; Muhammed Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala, light heavyweight quarterfinal match . From Thackerville, Okla.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 1: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen - Enter the OctagonTwenty-eight middleweights arrive in Las Vegas for a shot at a UFC contract; coaches Chael Sonnen and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones evaluate the winners of 14 elimination fights.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Season 1 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2 Ben Askren defends his Welterweight World Championship title against Karl Amoussou; Muhammed Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala, light heavyweight quarterfinal match . From Thackerville, Okla.

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  • Audio: Bellator 86 Conference Call By: Mike Fridley



    Muhammed Lawal, Ben Askren, Karl Amoussou and Bjorn Rebney talk with the press on Friday's Bellator 86 media conference call.

    Audio from the call is available in the player above.

    Follow the jump for reader comments.

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  • Dave Meltzer Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Wrestling Observer Newsletter founder and editor Dave Meltzer.

    With Bellator's eighth season kickoff slated for Thursday in Irvine, Calif., Breen and Meltzer discuss the season's potential and importance for the company, now owned by Viacom and broadcasting live on Spike. The two delve into what kind of ratings can be expected, the role pro-wrestling organization TNA will play as a lead-in for the first live event on Spike, the configuration of the live card and Bellator's struggle to make television stars in the MMA game.

    The pair discuss the signing and promotion of Muhammed Lawal, his stint in TNA and the shortcomings of the idea, why Josh Barnett might be the best candidate for a simultaneous Bellator-TNA fighting-wrestling star and the negative ramifications of Bellator's negotiations with Eddie Alvarez.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

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