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.