On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldmanspeaks with mixed martial arts fighter and former elite freestyle and college wrestler"King" Mo Lawal http://twitter.com/KingMoFH).
"King" Mo gets us up-to-date about his recovery from knee surgeries andstaph infections, and when he hopes to return to action full-time. He alsodiscussed his upcoming hearing, scheduled for March 27, before the Nevada StateAthletic Commission regarding his unintentional use of a bannedperformance-enhancing substance. We discussed some of the recent major boxingbouts including the Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin fight, the many anticipatedfights scheduled for the next few weeks, and whether boxing or MMA will be abigger sport in ten years. "King" Mo explained why he likes to watchthe Olympic Wrestling Trials more than the NCAA Wrestling Championships, but wealso noted the many problems facing wrestling.
A key part of this discussion involved our mutual admiration for a veteranmartial artist from Harlem, Professor Mahaliel Haroom Sha Bethea AKA Sensei Moof Fight Back MMA (http:// www.harlemmartialarts.com). We discussed the importance ofSensei Mo's work training kids in martial arts and self-defense, and"King" Mo's desire to meet him and assist in his work. Thisrepresents the true spirit of martial arts and combat sports.
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