Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal released from Zuffa contract

Written by: Richard Mann
2012-03-29
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(Muhammed Lawal after besting Mark Kerr)

The bad news keeps coming for former Strikeforce light heavyweight championMuhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Early this week, the Nevada State AthleticCommission handed down a $39,000 fine and a nine-month suspension for testingpositive for anabolic steroids. Now, Lawal has been released from his Zuffacontract.

After the hearing, Lawal took to his Twitter account and expressed hisdispleasure reguarding some of the questions asked by the commissioners.According to Lawal's manager, Mike Kogan, the fighter's use of foul languageled to his release.

Lawal made his MMA debut in 2008 after an extensive wrestling career. He wonhis first seven professional bouts including a decision victory over GegardMousasi for the Strikeforce light heavyweight championship. He dropped the beltin his next fight to Rafael Cavalcante, but returned with victories over ADCCchampion Roger Gracie and Lorenz Larkin. The Larkin win has since been turnedto a "no contest" by the NSAC.