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Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal Released from Strikeforce
It looks like ‘King Mo’ Lawal (8-1, 1nc) will no longer fight under the Strikeforce banner. In a recent Lawal was let go from his Strikeforce contract following a positive test for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone. Lawal was tested following his knockout victory over opponent Lorenz Larkin (12-0, 1nc) which the changed the outcome of that fight to a no contest.
The hearing, that came on the heels of the test, fined Lawal $39,000 and resulted in a 9 month suspension. During the hearing Lawal was apparently asked if could read and comprehend English regarding the standard questionnaire fighters must fill out that asks them to list any supplements they have taken, due to the fact that Lawal’s defense is that he took an over the counter supplement that produced the results.
After the hearing Lawal made a public statement on Twitter that put the nail in the coffin for Lawal’s mma career in Strikeforce. Lawal stated, “I honestly feel like Lundvall was a racist bitch [for] asking me if I can read or speak English,” Lawal continued. “Go on somewhere with that bulls–t, bitch!”
The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion started his career in 2008, where he won 7 matches including the title. Lawal lost his belt in his first title defense against Rafael Cavalcante (11-3) by tko.
5 responses to “Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal Released from Strikeforce”
Yeah, I think Brock got scared of Overeem’s big right after he aegzrd his head with it in their opening exchange. I can’t blame him really. But I will always wonder how powerful Brock’s right was. He never seemed to connect with it in the stand-up, except against Heath Herring. I kept waiting, but nothing! I remember he just missed with Carwin to open the 2nd.ccOne thing I notice about both these guys is they both box with a really low guard: both arms. Their heads are totally exposed. JDS took a good left from Carwin in the 2nd that affected him, but he did handle it pretty well. Even though I think they both have KO power in the right, I think it will be Overeem backing up JDS with left leg body kicks that take away JDS throwing the right uppercut, and then following it up with the right. This will also help him stop JDS from establishing his jab, which he will want to do from the get-go. If JDS does manage to establish a consistent jab though, or can catch some not one, but some of Overeem’s kicks and take him down, it will make for a very strategic fight. The stand-up becomes even and it will be a great battle! But Overeem just has so many striking weapons. Cain never had the vicious body kicks and knees to pose a threat to JDS. He will have much more to think about and may even have to circle him rather than stand right in front of him. I think Overeem’s more complete striking options will eventually wear him down.
I can\’t believe that, so far, oleppe voted more for Dos Santos than Overeem. I think a lot of UFC fans pick their fighters based on popularity and since Dos Santos has been in the ufc longer than Overeem, oleppe tend to vote for him. Personally, I don\’t see Dos Santos winning this, even though I like his personality, I think Overeem is a more complete fighter. What if Dos Santos fails to out box Overeem, then what? Dos Santos is not known for his ground game, so failure is almost his only option. I am not saying Dos Santos cannot win, He can still get a lucky punch or wait for Overeem to make a mistake and move in, but right now my pick is on Overeem, because I give him the striking advantage, ground advantage and power advantage. Dos Santos has also a very very important advantage on his side, which is good cardio. Anyway, this is MMA and this sport is full of surprise, maybe Dos Sanstos will find a way to win. One thing for sure, this is going to be one hell of a good fight. My pick: Overeem.
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