Mitrione Blasts King Mo And Big Country

Matt Mitrione is awaiting the winner of the final first round fight of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, between Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and “King Mo” Lawal.

And while the former NFL athlete had nothing bad to say about Bader, he did decide to throw shade at King Mo.

Leading up to the fight taking place at the SAP Center, “King Mo” was insulted by Mitrione’s claim that he’s too small to survive the Grand Prix. Mo replied to Bader by claiming he’s going to give him an “ass-whooping.”

“‘Mo’ needs to worry about Bader,” Mitrione told MMAjunkie.

“‘Mo’ is going to get the (expletive) kicked out of him by Bader. If he wants to (expletive) with me, tell ‘Mo’ to worry about his own ass. Tell ‘Mo’ to delete that stupid (expletive) grill out of his mouth so you can understand what he (expletive) says. If he wants to come by, I’ll shut that mother(expletive) up with an ass-whooping as soon as I see his (expletive) ass. (Expletive) him, (expletive) Roy Nelson and (expletive) that whole crew. Bader is going to whip his ass, so it’s not even a thought anyway. (Expletive) ‘Mo.’”

The issue between the two may also be built on King Mo’s friendship with Roy Nelson, who Mitrione defeated at Bellator 194.

Mitrione would win the fight by majority decision, but would claim after the fight that Nelson “cheated” in an attempt to get back into the fight. Nelson fired back at Mitrione in an interview with MMAJunkie in March.

“Matt’s a guy that’s always the pot calling the kettle black,” Nelson said. “I think he’s still upset because he’s cheating on his wife and stuff. That’s all I heard that whole week, was him cheating on his wife. So I think he has a lot of guilt, and he’s got to take his rage out somewhere. But there’s no cheating on my end. I think he’s just upset because in his heart he didn’t really feel like he won. He wasn’t the best fighter that night.”


“It didn’t bother me, it just shows how (expletive) stupid he is,” Mitrione said in response to Nelson.

“He made some stupid (expletive) comment about something I did four years ago that I’ve openly addressed. When I talk about my situation other people learn from my experiences. I don’t hide (expletive). People approach me all the time and say, ‘Hey man, when you talked about this one thing or experience, I gained a lot out of that perspective.’ You can’t use something that I openly admit, to try to embarrass me. It didn’t work because it didn’t make any (expletive) sense.”


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