"I feel like I'm on track to put these hands on somebody....Out here, the kickboxing is on a whole different level. Ya'll don't even know. I'm watchin' lil kids spar like we do...I saw Saki and Sahak spar. I felt like I was watchin' a championship fight. When you watch guys like Saki, Spong, Groenhart, Kyshenko, etc. train, you realize how far behind you are compared to them standup wise," stated Bellator light heavyweight King Mo Lawal, who talked about his training as he prepares for his long-awaited return to the cage. Check it out!
PC: What's up, man? How is Holland treating you?
KM: Holland cool, mayne. I'm out here in Amsterdam training.
PC: This is your second time going to Holland to train. What is the biggest difference this time as opposed to last time?
KM: This time I'm closer to the gym instead of stayin' downtown Amsterdam, and I'm training at Mike's Gym.
PC: I see you are putting in 3-a-days and you said how tired you were. Is it all kickboxing or are you doing some conditioning out there as well? What's wearing you out?
KM: I'm doing conditioning in the morning, then MMA/Grappling, then kickboxing. I'm tired as hell (laughing).
PC: January is right around the corner. What are you feeling like now that your cage return is fastly approaching?
KM: I feel like I'm on track to put these hands on somebody.
PC: Big Mike is all about punching power and knockouts, two things in which you bring to the table. Is this truly the best fit for you out in Holland?
KM: Me and Mike click. I'm coachable and the Dutch style is all power, but Mike is good with the combos too.
PC: When will you be returning, and are you going right back to AKA upon your return?
KM: I'ma link up with Jeff Mayweather first, then finish at AKA.
PC: What's the biggest difference training out there and training in the States? Are they strictly about standup fighting?
KM: Out here, the kickboxing is on a whole different level. Ya'll don't even know. I'm watchin' lil kids spar like we do.
PC: Tell us about the sparring that you watched that you tweeted about.
KM: I saw Saki and Sahak spar. I felt like I was watchin' a championship fight. When you watch guys like Saki, Spong, Groenhart, Kyshenko, etc. train, you realize how far behind you are compared to them standup wise (laughing).
PC: I gotta ask you about some of this boxing we have coming up. Adrien Broner and Antonio DeMarco this weekend, who do you like and why?
KM: I got Broner because I think he is too versatile.
PC: How about Seth Mitchell and Johnathon Banks, who will also be on that card?
KM: I got Seth. I don't know where Banks' head will be at for this fight. He lost his trainer recently. R.I.P. Steward.
PC: And the following week, we have Robert Guerrero fighting Andre Berto. Who do you like and why my man?
KM: I got Berto, but you never know. I think he will be a lil too powerful for The Ghost.
PC: Ricky Hatton returns to the ring that same weekend. When you see a fighter knocked out in the manner that Manny Pacquiao knocked him out, and then retire for 3 years, what do you make of the comeback, both mentally and physically, because he looks to be in great shape?
KM: I think he will get some wins, if he is with the right people. You never know what will happen. He shouldn't rush into nothin' big just yet though.
PC: Best of luck to you out there my man. Is there anything else you want to say before I let you go?
KM: Shout out to y'all, AKA, MMA ELITE, Mike Kogan, and RealTalk ENT.
[ Follow Percy Crawford on Twitter @MrFighthype ]