"King Mo" Lawal has "nothing to hide," will not appeal positive steroid testPosted on January 23, 2012, 03:52 PM by Joey Santosus
"When I went to Max Muscle I figured you can't buy steroids at a Max Muscle. It's a chain store. That's like going to a grocery store and buying something illegal there. ...I guess that's the mistake I made. When I looked at the bottle, it just had a bunch of numbers on it. It had the ingredients. I didn't see anything that looked illegal on the bottle, to be honest with you.
For me, the best way to get an advantage over your opponent is through hard work, preparation, and your skills. ... People are going to accuse me of whatever they're going to accuse me of. I can't focus on that. All I know is that I know the truth. The truth is out there, I've got nothing to hide, and we'll see what happens come time for the hearing. I'm not going to worry about the negatives. I'm just going to focus on the positives. That's all I can do, man." - For Muhammed Lawal's complete appearance on "The MMA Hour," visit MMAFighting.com
Where's the FDA when you need them?
Facing a possible one-year suspension and substantial fine, former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed Lawal spoke out about his positive steroid test today, insisting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission's findings were not evidence of misconduct, but rather misunderstanding. According to Lawal, he's never before heard of the substance for which he popped positive for (Drostanolone), explaining that it was contained within a supplement that he'd purchased at a local chain store.
Also available for comment, Lawal's manager, Mike Kogan, revealed that "King Mo" has no intentions of filing an appeal or contesting the positive results. Instead, Kogan says the fighter will argue "intent," based on the grounds that Lawal unknowingly introduced the substance into his body. So what's the verdict LowKick'ers? Shall we wait on the hearing before drawing conclusions, or have you already convicted the AKA fighter based on the evidence at hand?
Further Reading: King Mo: I might cheat at video games, but I never cheat at fighting
Photo: Francis Specker