Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal seems to be going on the defensive as of late after his remarks concerning the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Pat Sundvall.
The brunt of Lawal’s outrage came after Sundvall asked him during a recent hearing if he could read and understand the English language. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion took that to heart, especially being a college graduate, and labeled her a “racist bitch”. However, it seems that Sundvall was trying to get to the root of why Lawal declared himself health if suffering from a knee injury.
After a few days to think about it, Lawal issued a formal apology in an interview with CSN Bay Area News, Lawal issued a formal apology for his remarks towards Sundvall.
“The thing is, when it comes down to it, I’m gonna be real; I was out of line for calling the woman the b-word,” Lawal said. “I was wrong for that. I was kinda mad by the comments, I was offended by the comments made towards me, and I was outta line. I was too emotional. But, you know, I apologize for that.”
Lawal’s comments are what likely lead to his release from Strikeforce shortly after making them. Despite the apology, Lawal still seems a little upset, adding, “I still feel I was offended, but I’m in the wrong for what I said.”
“King Mo” was handed a fine and a nine-month suspension, along with having a win over Lorenz Larkin changed to a No Contest, due to his positive hit for steroid use. It remains to be seen what is in store for Lawal going forward organization-wise though in the immediate future he will be recovering from a life-threatening staph infection in his knee.
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