As you could have expected, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was just itching at the opportunity to sound off on the news of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal’s recent failed drug test. Lawal, an ex-Strikeforce 205-pound champ, tested positive for anabolic steroids following his recent win over Lorenz Larkin.
“He talk a big game, he say all this stuff, he’s calling people bums and everything, and it’s just karma,” said Jackson, in an interview with MMAHeat.com. “Look at him. He’s a very cocky individual. I feel like any fighter that has to use steroids to go in a cage and fight somebody is not a true fighter.”
The war of words between Jackson and Lawal is long and well-documented, and the two have picked things up in the recent weeks. However, with news of this test result, it would seem even more unlikely that they will ever meet inside a cage.
“Some people have problems, like okay, go to the doctor and get it sorted out,” Jackson said. “There are some fighters out there who are of age and they’re doing the right things to stay healthy and stay competitive but somebody blatantly taking anabolic steroids to get in the cage, it’s a sad case. It’s a sad case.”
Lawal has claimed that he has never taken anything illegal and plans to fight the positive test. He likely faces a lengthy suspension if the results are upheld.