Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal’s (Pictured) day just went from bad to worse. A few short hours after the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Lawal for nine months and docked him $39,000 for flunking his January drug test, UFC President Dana White released the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion.
White confirmed Lawal’s newfound unemployment status with MMAJunkie, but refused to go into detail regarding the matter.
After receiving his punishment from the NSAC on Tuesday, Lawal took to his Twitter and unleashed on commissioner Pat Lundvall. It’s possible his tirade sealed his fate with Zuffa, LLC.
“I honestly feel like Lundvall was a racist bitch asking me if I can read or speak english. Go on somewhere with that [expletive] bitch!!!” Lawal tweeted.
The 31-year-old tried to backpedal from his post shortly after, though it was probably too little too late.
“Its funny how people are tryna say that I’m callin the commission racist,” he wrote. “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.”
Lawal tested positive for the steroid drostanolone after his January 7th knockout victory over Lorenz Larkin. Although he vehemently denied any wrongdoing, instead opting to finger an over-the-counter supplement he consumed, White claimed “King Mo” was full of feces.
White’s decision to drop the hammer on a Strikeforce fighter comes as a slight surprise. Earlier this month, White professed he was going to stay away from his sister promotion after Showtime refused to execute his suggestions.
Lawal owns an impressive 8-1 (1 NC) professional record and shouldn’t have any issues finding a new home once he completes his suspension in October.