Found October 18, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Long before Daniel Cormier and "King" Mo Lawal were aspiring mixed martial artists, the pair of future champions were already friends after both attending Oklahoma State as part of the wrestling program. Cormier and Lawal remained friends after college, and in 2009 while both were learning the craft of fighting they decided to form a new bond called 'Team Thirsty'. It was a play on an old joke Cormier and Lawal had with some other friends from the wrestling community years earlier, and the pair remained close through training camps and while both competed in separate organizations as well. Recently, Lawal has picked up his training and moved to Las Vegas where he started to work with UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson under the tutelage of boxing coach Jeff Mayweather. Lawal and Nelson also became fast friends, and have been in each other's corners for fights in the past year. Lawal ran into a problem, however, when the UFC announced that it was pitting Cormier agai...
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