Lawal: I thought if I die, I die


He doesn't like to talk about it now, but there was a time very recently when former Strikeforce champ "King" Mo Lawal almost gave up. As in, all the way up. As in, the kind you can't come back from.

"I got to the point where I was like, [expletive] it," Lawal said in a phone interview. "I just felt like, hey, I'm going to quit taking this medicine, and if I die then I die. I'm tired of this stuff."

That was somewhere around the ninth or 10th time he went in to get his infected knee flushed out. That was after he'd lost about 30 pounds. After he'd hobbled around with a pump, pushing syrupy, viscous fluid out of his knee as strangers stared at him as if he was urinating in public. After doctors had sewn up his knee with a nasty staph infection festering inside, just waiting to change his life in ways he'd never even thought to be scared of before.

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ILikePsych site profile image  

3/27/12 1:27 PM by ILikePsych

Any news on the hearing today in Nevada? He's listed as number 19 in the new business section in their website so it probably won't happen until closer to the end of the session. Kinda surprising there isn't a sticky for it...

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3/26/12 11:31 AM by Northside Strangler

Thanks for noticing my good man.

ILikePsych site profile image  

3/26/12 10:26 AM by ILikePsych

Little bit. But it had to be said. I'm a skeptic by nature (which is why I went into psychology) so I couldn't help myself.

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3/26/12 10:19 AM by Motivated Penn

My sentiments exactly. And I sincerely doubt this is some kind of sympathy thing.I really hope he can get back to fighting. The thing about health is that it's so easy to take it for granted, and when it goes away, you realize almost everything in life (especially if you are young and a fighter) rests on your health being intact.

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3/26/12 9:52 AM by BulletformyWife

Sorry. I love Mo, but I had to:

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3/26/12 9:47 AM by X_Rated

I'll be honest - I'm not a fan of King Mo as a person or fighter. But I wouldn't wish what he was going through on my worst enemy. Get the fuck better man!

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3/26/12 9:40 AM by random_perv

Douche bag.

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3/26/12 9:33 AM by mmavixen

 King Mo has a great spirit.  I think he'll be back in the cage, kicking ass soon. Good luck King Mo!

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3/26/12 9:29 AM by ILikePsych

I can definitely relate to this poor guy 100%. About two years ago I almost died from a MRSA infection that entered my bloodstream. Most horrible experience of my life.But... And I in know way mean to insinuate...How much of this is just a sympathy plea before he has to face the NSAC for his failed steroid test that he initially denied? (Which coincidentally is scheduled for tomorrow.)Also, I'm surprised more people haven't pointed out that steroids greatly deminish the immune system's ability to fight off infections. Is it coincidence that this infection correlates with the timeline of a failed steroid test?Again, I don't mean to insinuate anything... Just posing some (in my opinion) valid questions.

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3/26/12 8:48 AM by Lessphilling

Been there w/ the month and a half IV antibiotics, and don't wish it on anyone.