ZUFFA cuts King Mo

source: mmajunkie.com
 

Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal has lately had one of the most unfortunate runs in memory.

In early January, on the main card of Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine, King Mo fought and beat formerly undefeated Lorenz Larkin. Things went way downhill from there.

First, Lawal failed a post fight test for PEDs.

As he was waiting to hear what punishment the Nevada State Athletic Commission would levy, he contracted Staph, underwent surgery several times, spent weeks in the hospital, and nearly died.

Earlier today the NSAC announced that Lawal was suspended for nine months, fined $39,000 (30% percent of his $80,000 show purse, and 100% of his $15,000 win bonus), the win has been changed to a no-contest, and he is subject to further testing in order to be relicensed.

The clearly irate fighter went on Twitter and castigated NSAC commissioner Pat Lundvall for questions she asked him during the hearing.

"I honestly feel like Lundvall was a racist b---- asking me if I can read or speak english," Lawal wrote. "Go on somewhere with that s---!!!"

Lawal continued.

"Its funny how people are tryna say that I'm callin the commission racist. No!! They aren't. But there was one person on the panel that was out of line with the question she asked me. I found it insulting, prejudice, and a lil racist. I say racist from my past experiences, I have been asked that in the past as an insult."

Now Lawal has been released by ZUFFA.

UFC president Dana White declined to comment  further.

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deadlyonetwo3 site profile image  

3/29/12 1:21 AM by deadlyonetwo3

Yes... I agree that a lot of the one-sentence responses are more than likely coming from a much younger audience than we might realize... meanwhile you'll be sitting at the computer trying to articulate thoughts in the most effective way possible. Lol.   Today, there are a lot of people who are really tuned in to things, but haven't been following this sport for that long.  Who knows what's actually read, what they actually know, who's just read an article and is reciting it, etc. etc. no matter what the topic. As a teen, I used to get offended, much more argumentative, and fight all night on topics haha (and there are still topics that push my buttons, but for the most part I am rarely trolled, so to speak)  I very rarely get involved in any back and forth anymore. I'm sure you know this, too, but posters like Cindy are very highly respected and well-known. She's a vet, a great poster and does a lot of cool stuff to contribute here.  We also know that she's always going to defend DFW, regardless of circumstance. ;-)  Don't even try.  Not happening. haha.

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3/29/12 1:21 AM by deadlyonetwo3

Yes... I agree that a lot of the one-sentence responses are more than likely coming from a much younger audience than we might realize... meanwhile you'll be sitting at the computer trying to articulate thoughts in the most effective way possible. Lol.   Today, there are a lot of people who are really tuned in to things, but haven't been following this sport for that long.  Who knows what's actually read, what they actually know, who's just read an article and is reciting it, etc. etc. no matter what the topic. As a teen, I used to get offended, much more argumentative, and fight all night on topics haha (and there are still topics that push my buttons, but for the most part I am rarely trolled, so to speak)  I very rarely get involved in any back and forth anymore. I'm sure you know this, too, but posters like Cindy are very highly respected and well-known. She's a vet, a great poster and does a lot of cool stuff to contribute here.  We also know that she's always going to defend DFW, regardless of circumstance. ;-)  Don't even try.  Not happening. haha.

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3/29/12 12:56 AM by White Bekt Jones

I think she was asking about his reading abilities because he got caught, in which case Mo could have said he couldn't read...she was throwing him a life line and he pulls the race card....

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3/29/12 12:56 AM by White Bekt Jones

I think she was asking about his reading abilities because he got caught, in which case Mo could have said he couldn't read...she was throwing him a life line and he pulls the race card....

D241 site profile image  

3/29/12 12:45 AM by D241

 deadlyOneTwoThree-I think that many of the people here who only have 1 sentence comments that don't back their opinion or sometimes even state one, that they are very young teenagers. It's weird for me to comprehend this but over the past few weeks I have. I was a teenager during the time the sport just started to take off. I was brash back in the day and am sure I've said some strong stupid shit. I've grown as the sport has, and sometimes I forget that it's a very real possability that I'm talking back and forth to kids who are almost young enough to be my sons. The smart ones usually show it with how they reply, but unfortunately I rarely disagree with them.

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3/29/12 12:45 AM by D241

 deadlyOneTwoThree-I think that many of the people here who only have 1 sentence comments that don't back their opinion or sometimes even state one, that they are very young teenagers. It's weird for me to comprehend this but over the past few weeks I have. I was a teenager during the time the sport just started to take off. I was brash back in the day and am sure I've said some strong stupid shit. I've grown as the sport has, and sometimes I forget that it's a very real possability that I'm talking back and forth to kids who are almost young enough to be my sons. The smart ones usually show it with how they reply, but unfortunately I rarely disagree with them.

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3/29/12 12:32 AM by deadlyonetwo3

 D241 makes a valid and very obvious point. lol I almost feel like he's being trolled by some of these silly responses etc. I don't care that Dana's the boss, yada yada. and it's not about the C-word. (which i also was pretty certain dana has at some point called Loretta, "Loretta you know what", though not in the aforementioned vid.  Also, considering I am not the biggest fan of Loretta, I have no issues with this lol) Back to the point: How are you going to punish a guy for calling someone a POS racist when that guy literally to his face asked him "Do you speak and read English"?  LOL That is the most insulting shit I've ever heard of in my life.  I think Mo was being very honest and up front about how he took that.   He specifically stated that he had no problem with any of the other commissioners, but the person asking him insulting questions really upset him. This is perfectly understandable.  Now, the UFC Head Honcho goes on that tirade about Loretta Hunt in the most unprofessional diatrable you'll EVER HEAR IN YOUR LIFE, and this guy is the one that pulls the plug on Mo for "bad behavior"?  Nonsense. Others have gotten away with a lot worse. I guess Dana felt that Mo wasn't worth the hastle, or he simply doesn't like him. Either way, this was a poor release and unfounded. Yes, Dana is the boss... but that doesn't make this right!!! haha he looks like the biggest hypocrit right now. Mo didn't make some dumb rape comment like some of these other DUMB ASSES that make the DUMBEST JOKES and offend people, he simply called a jerk a jerk. I have no problems with that, by the way... just like I had no problem with Dana calling Loretta a jerk, because she was.  Either way, D241 is raising completely valid points as to how we could POSSIBLY justify the head of the UFC organization speaking that way on camera about a media member, etc.  You can't. Lol.  It's obvious.  That said, I'm not taking sides because I like Dana White, I enjoyed his blasting Loretta, and while I disagree with the Mo release, it's his business and he can do with it what he wants, whether I agree or disagree with the decision, etc. and as you can tell, I do not agree with this one.  Just one man's opinion.

deadlyonetwo3 site profile image  

3/29/12 12:32 AM by deadlyonetwo3

 D241 makes a valid and very obvious point. lol I almost feel like he's being trolled by some of these silly responses etc. I don't care that Dana's the boss, yada yada. and it's not about the C-word. (which i also was pretty certain dana has at some point called Loretta, "Loretta you know what", though not in the aforementioned vid.  Also, considering I am not the biggest fan of Loretta, I have no issues with this lol) Back to the point: How are you going to punish a guy for calling someone a POS racist when that guy literally to his face asked him "Do you speak and read English"?  LOL That is the most insulting shit I've ever heard of in my life.  I think Mo was being very honest and up front about how he took that.   He specifically stated that he had no problem with any of the other commissioners, but the person asking him insulting questions really upset him. This is perfectly understandable.  Now, the UFC Head Honcho goes on that tirade about Loretta Hunt in the most unprofessional diatrable you'll EVER HEAR IN YOUR LIFE, and this guy is the one that pulls the plug on Mo for "bad behavior"?  Nonsense. Others have gotten away with a lot worse. I guess Dana felt that Mo wasn't worth the hastle, or he simply doesn't like him. Either way, this was a poor release and unfounded. Yes, Dana is the boss... but that doesn't make this right!!! haha he looks like the biggest hypocrit right now. Mo didn't make some dumb rape comment like some of these other DUMB ASSES that make the DUMBEST JOKES and offend people, he simply called a jerk a jerk. I have no problems with that, by the way... just like I had no problem with Dana calling Loretta a jerk, because she was.  Either way, D241 is raising completely valid points as to how we could POSSIBLY justify the head of the UFC organization speaking that way on camera about a media member, etc.  You can't. Lol.  It's obvious.  That said, I'm not taking sides because I like Dana White, I enjoyed his blasting Loretta, and while I disagree with the Mo release, it's his business and he can do with it what he wants, whether I agree or disagree with the decision, etc. and as you can tell, I do not agree with this one.  Just one man's opinion.

Doc T site profile image  

3/29/12 12:17 AM by Doc T

It's sad really. Won't be shocked to see (or well hear about) Mo in the WWE.

Doc T site profile image  

3/29/12 12:17 AM by Doc T

It's sad really. Won't be shocked to see (or well hear about) Mo in the WWE.