If you’re not a fan of King Mo, you should be. If you are and you just can’t find him lately, well that’s the direct result of how gnarly he is. He got cut from Strikeforce for calling a female member of the Nevada State Athletic Commission a “racist bitch.” Now he’s signed to Bellator where he’ll enter the next light-heavyweight tournament to face off against the top fighters in the world in the hope of securing a title shot against a guy named Christian M’Pumbu, who actually lost his last fight but retains his title because of Bellator’s weird tourney format. Oh and he’s also gonna be doing him some professional wrestling as well.
The reasons to be a devoted follower are endless: he passionately hates MMA fans, MMA media (and really who doesn’t hate those opinionated pricks), all things Zuffa, and doesn’t give a good fuck what you or anyone else thinks about it. Plus he calls himself “King,” and to do that one need be either a fairly arrogant person or a member of the Latin Kings. Either way, along with his no-holds-barred style of speaking, it makes him a person of interest.
In a pretty awesome interview with BloodyElbow, the King touches on several interesting topics: MMA groupie shit, his disdain for The Ultimate Fighter, Ronda Rousey, and how his teammate, Daniel Cormier will retire Frank Mir. He then goes on to say how he retired Mark Kerr:
“Me and Daniel used to place bets on who could retire more people [laughs]. Right now, I’m up one, because I believe I retired Mark Kerr. Daniel will tie it up after this fight with Frank Mir.”
I hate to be the one to piss on a guy’s parade, but really, Mark Kerr? Kerr was 40 when they fought. He had dropped his last four, and 10 of his last 12. His past addiction to opiates was well documented, and any athletic commission that allowed him to step foot inside a cage post 2001 should be in prison. Did King Mo retire Mark Kerr? Technically, yes. Is that a feat to boast of? In 2000, shit yeah, Kerr was unstoppable. In 2009? Mo should be ashamed of himself for even bringing it up.