King Mo: I might cheat at video games, but I never cheat at fightingPosted on January 17, 2012, 10:23 PM by Trent Reinsmith
News broke on Tuesday that, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal had tested positive for the steroid Drostanolone at the January 7 Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine fight card. Lawal defeated Lorenz Larkin via a second round knockout on that card.
Pending an appeal, the positive test will result in a one year ban, fine and Lawal’s victory will be overturned to a no contest.
An appeal seems very likely, as Lawal was adamant that he had not taken an illegal substance. "I'm very surprised about this. I am very careful about what I put into my body. I've never tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. I've gone through, and still welcome, Olympic-style testing.” Lawal then added there is one thing he does cheat at, “'I’m not a cheater. I might cheat at video games, but I never cheat at fighting." – for more see ESPN.com
Photo: Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal at a workout session at the Legends gym on March 17, 2010 in Hollywood, California. Francis Specker