With a paying crowd of 2,000 people in Ohio for the latest Strikeforce event, it was well below what the fighters themselves had expected for a card of such quality. As he exited the event after defeating Roger Gracie, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal belittled the organization that pays his salary. Before the fight, King Mo said that Strikeforce seemed like a “terminally ill patient with cancer,” whom everyone was “waiting to see die.” Following his win, things just got worse, in Mo’s words:
“It actually seems like an AIDS patient, with the doctors getting ready to pull the plug,” he told MMA Junkie.
Today, Dana White retorted, in an article published by Kevin Lole of Yahoo, resounding on several websites, like Bloody Elbow. The UFC president made it clear that he did not announce fights like former Strikeforce champion Overeem’s showdown with Brock Lesnar so as not to clear the stands at the September 10 Strikeforce event.
“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.” said White.
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