Former Bellator Champ Liam McGeary On Fighting Friend King Mo, Training In California (Unique) • MMA News
Former Bellator mild heavyweight champion Liam McGeary seems to snap a profession excessive two-straight dropping streak on Dec. 15 and he’ll must do it towards a pal of his. The 36-year-old is scheduled to face Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at Bellator 213 and regardless of the friendship, it’s all enterprise.
“We are cool. Out of all the fighters I’ve met he’s probably been the coolest one.” McGeary instructed MMANews. “Again it’s business, I texted when I found out I was fighting him. That’s was the last time I spoke to him. Wished him luck in camp and we just got down to it. I’m pretty cool with Linton Vassell [who I fought] as well. But hey this the fight game.”
McGeary (12-Three) amassed a powerful 10-Zero report in his profession which noticed him seize the sunshine heavywegiht title at Bellator 124. Since dropping his strap to Phil Davis at Bellator 163 in Nov. 2016, the previous New York resident has misplaced three of his final 4 fights. Seeking to change issues up, McGeary is now coaching in California forward of the matchup.
“I’m training at The Ultimate Training Center [in California], with Paul Herrera and Tiki Ghosn. My manager set it up, I was living in Hawaii and he say to pop on a plane to head to California. I’m enjoying it there, we’ll talk after the fight [about making this a permanent move] I left New York in March of this year to Hawaii, my family’s over there. I’m done with the cold, the next time I’m in the cold it’s because I choose to be. We had Joey Beltran pop in today. I’ve been training with Everett Cummings a lot. Some good bodies. My guest is [King Mo] is going to want to wrestle hump me for three rounds, but it ain’t going to happen.”
Lawal (21-7) is 2-2 in his final 4 fights and is coming off a 15-second knockout loss to Ryan Bader at Bellator 199. The 37-year-old will probably be in search of his first win since Mar. 2017 when he defeated Quinton Rampage Jackson at Bellator 175.
Bellator 213 takes place at Neal S. Blaisdell Middle in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 15. The primary occasion options ladies’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane dealing with former UFC title challenger Valerie Letourneau.