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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.

‘King Mo’ Lawal gets to the bottom of steroid test

Light heavyweight Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal was the topic of a post that stated that the fighter tested positive for a steroid named Drostanolone.  Immediately following the release of this failed steroid test, by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, King MO denied having ever taken any steroid.

It appears that the culprit may be S Mass Lean Gainer, an over the counter sports supplement, that has an agent in it that is a precursor to Drostanolone.  King Mo’s attorney sent a letter to the Nevada State Athletic Commission stating these facts and MMAjunkie.com states the letter has this to say,

“Ultimately an athlete is responsible for what he/she puts in their body, and Mr. Lawal’s intent is not to shift blame or find an excuse,” stated the letter, of which MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com) obtained a copy. “His intent was to figure out for himself what may have caused this positive test so that he can make proper adjustments to his supplement list and avoid this nightmare in the future.”

According to King Mo, when asked for any substances the fighter has been taking, he stated that he was taking nothing.  According to an interview of King Mo by MMAjunkie.com,

This is my mistake not putting anything down, but I didn’t think anything of like my Dimetapp (over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine) and amino acids and stuff. It’s just general stuff. I should have, I guess. I’m still shocked from all this.

Apparently Kogan, King Mo’s attorney, will not be filing an appeal for the suspension that was already administered to the fighter.  They state that knowing these results prove King Mo’s innocence is enough for them at present.

This does bring up a good thought however.  How can fighters avoid having these problems in the future whenever a local vitamin store may be housing many products with a need for heavier regulation?

King Mo Lawal tests positive for steroid use

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released, on Tuesday, that fighter Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal tested positive for a steroid called Drostanolone, in his last bout.  Lorenz Larkin was King Mo’s most recent opponent and the man who suffered the loss to the alleged steroid user.

According to an MMA Weekly article, Keith Kizer, Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, wrote an email stating, “All athletes tested negative for prohibited substances, except Mr. Lawal who tested positive for Drostanolone”

King Mo currently denies ever taking the substance.  It seems even despite his pleas of innocence King Mo will face disciplinary action.  According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission the typical punishment for testing positive for steroid use is a suspension around 9-12 months and a large fine.