This weekend Quinton Jackson is likely to take to the Octagon for the final time in his career when he faces Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 6. Over the past six months, the former light heavyweight champ has expressed displeasure with how the UFC has handled his career by putting him up against wrestlers rather than fighters who come to throw down as he prefers to do.
Another light heavyweight who has felt the sting of UFC management is Mo Lawal who was cut last year after an inappropriate comment to an athletic commission official. Lawal, now in Bellator, was recently asked by MMAWeekly Radio to talk about Jackson’s situation and explained he understood the need to feel respected and expressed interest in seeing action against “Rampage” at some point in the future.
“Hell yeah. If they want to pay him and show him respect and take care of him. Give him a pro wrestling deal too, yeah, throw him a little boxing in his contract, like mine. Hell yeah, Rampage can get his money.”
“Come fight where you feel like you’re respected, where you feel comfortable. I just want all fighters that have been in the game for a while to get their money, feel happy and feel comfortable and feel respected.”
“I don’t care where he goes, but if he wants to come to Bellator, hey that’s cool with me. He wants to fight at 205, let’s do it. He wants to fight at heavyweight, hey go ahead and do it.”
SOURCE: MMAWeekly Radio
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