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King Mo Received 9-Month Suspension, $39,000 Fine From NSAC


After a highly publicized failed drug screening, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal went in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission today to plead his case and receive his punishment for his failed drug screening in January.

The former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion tested positive for steroids following his January 7 win over Lorenz Larkin.

He explained to the commission that the positive test was a result of tainted supplements he purchased over the counter at a nutrition store and was unaware that the ingredients found within would result in a positive test result.

However, the commission wanted nothing to do with the argument and stated simply that every athlete is responsible for what goes into his/her body.

In the end Commissioner Pat Lundvall recommended that the punishment fit the crime and offered up terms of fine, suspension and turning his January win over Larkin’s into a no contest.

Before the verdict and punishment was delivered Mo closed with the following:

“I appreciate you letting me come and tell my side of the story, and whatever punishment you all took for me, I’m a man, and I’ll take it like a man.”

In the end the commission decided to revoke Lawal’s $15,000 win bonus and fine him an additional 30-percent of his fight purse. The total fine equals $39,000.00

In addition to the fine Mo is suspended for nine-months which starts retroactively from the January 7 date he last fought and the win over Larkins has been officially declared a no-contest.

Read More: King Mo (News), Steroids in MMA, Strikeforce

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28 Comments to King Mo Received 9-Month Suspension, $39,000 Fine From NSAC

  1. Bla DeBla says:

    A 9 month ban is a mockery of justice & an insult to the intelligence of any & all who want to see a fair sporting contest .

    Its crooked politicians cashing in on a gravy train driven by Gangsters .

    Nevada State Athletic Commission is a joke .

    He takes 9 months between fights anyway so how is it a punishment ?

    Its bullshit , if there is to be a detriment then bans have to mean something , he should have been banned for 9 years not 9 months .

  2. jbeamazing says:

    there is no way he overoided lol but for real its like a 1 year because he has time served

    • Bla DeBla says:

      So what ?

      Where is he deterrent ?

      1 year is a break between fights not a ban .

      For bans to mean anything they need to be around the 10 year mark to make the cheater consider his actions , otherwise it will just be more of this weak bullshit which in effect is legalized drug use in MMA.

      • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

        Yeah 9 months is hardly a big deal fighters like Sean Sherk need a few years in between fights to go thru a bunch STEROID CYCLES to get him to where he has a massive advantage over his opponents VIA JUICING. Most champs like GSP. A Silva barely fight once ayear anymore. King Mo was going to take thta much time off easily to heal up his knee.

      • Turkeykneck fun chav says:

        10 years maybe a bit too long, i think 3-5 years a good deterrent as it will send them back to the job centre as they wont get any funding and lose all sponsors during that time.
        that then gives them rehibilitation time, people can change.

        @jbeamazing: he took superdrol, he was juicing

    • bw says:

      actually, it’s not like a year. “In addition to the fine Mo is suspended for nine-months which starts retroactively from the January 7 date he last fought…” What this means is that the nine months he is being suspended for includes the time “he has already served.”

      • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

        Marquardt TESTED positive for DECA (nandrolone) which is of course adn ILLEGAL STEROID in 2007 and was gievn a $2500 fine and only suspended for 3 months. hardly fair. Marquradt got up there and litely cried and said in his little soft voice he was sorry and didn’t know it was illegal to use steroids cause he just came from Japan and everyone uses them over there. Nothing like being a little cry baby bitch who EVERYONE knows has been ROIDING his entire career. Marquradt totally playing the commission bigtime and skated. I think athletic commission should have jumped in when he showed up for story fight all JUICED UP and nailed him. as usual Nate “CHEAT Marquardt skated after he was warned by penn athletic comison idf he showed up pissing hot again they would step in which they did by not letting him fight but that was his 3rd HOT sample in 3months. Nate fought Dan miller with elavated levels but let himn off cause he produced a “SONNEN” note from his favorite doctor in Denver but he was told no more testosterone shots an dhe JUICED up anyway the week of the fight. If anyone should get suspended for year to 3 years its Nate “THE CHEAT” marquradt, 5 time loser and keeps skaten around teh rules and always get breaks

  3. Mach00man says:

    This picture looks so funny…..”no one every pays me in gum”

  4. lex walker says:

    he gets 9mos but nick got 12 smh

  5. Dick Diaz says:

    that’s pretty steep for a semi-known MMA fighter’s pockets.

  6. the original steve says:

    hope he never comes back.

  7. TuPacs of Gum says:

    Doesnt this fool have one leg now from that “staff”-staph infection. I thought he contracted rickets or scabbies…anyways start the suspension once he is fully healed from that infection.

  8. TuPacs of Gum says:

    Doesnt this fool have one leg now from that “staff”-staph infection. I thought he contracted rickets or scabbies…anyways start the suspension once he is fully healed from that infection!!

    • Bla DeBla says:

      Its too little too late & what you are in effect is asking for “Cruel & Unuasual Punishment” which is not justice .

      Perhaps a government or Olympic funded body to represent clean athletes & none drug users should have been present at the hearing & therefore allowed to appeal such a criminally lenient sentence ?

      • Novak says:

        dont see anything cruel or unusual about putting in to effect King Mo begin his suspension when he is fully clinically clean of that staph infection. It would be more just in doing so. King Mo takes like almost a year off after every fight like a boxer. So when he is cleared by his doctor that he can start training and have contact he can start his 9 months right there.

        • KidDynoMite says:

          dude u must really hate the nevada fight commission? were u on the wrong side of one of their judgements? i really don’t get how u can compare his sentence to a criminal sentence you sound like a turd bitching bout it and talkin crap. take a look in the mirror and take ur own advice and wise up tit wad also have u even really read merchant of venice or did u sparknote it.

  9. jabawakiii says:

    This fool deserves more time! Why not make this fool go to fighter meetings and expos and have to give lectures on why not to use roids!

  10. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    That’s a hefty fine. Idk if he made 39K that fight.

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