Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is one of the more outspoken MMA fighters around. So, it is no surprise that the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion plans on challenging his positive drug test for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone.
Lawal was tested, and the results came back positive, after he defeated Lorenz Larkin at the latest Strikeforce card in early January. The former NCAA wrestler plans on fighting the test.
“I’ve never used any performance enhancer in my life,” said Lawal, in a recent interview with Sherdog.com. “Right now, we’re just looking over everything and trying to come to a conclusion (on how this happened) because it’s ridiculous, man. I’m in shock. All I can do is keep on looking at my supplements. I don’t even know what to do.”
Mike Kogan, Lawal’s manager, said the fighter was injected with Dexamethasone to drain fluid from his knee. He said it was injected three-to-four weeks before the fight, making it a non-factor.
“I’m pretty confident my name will be cleared,” Lawal said. “I’m pretty confident about that. I haven’t even thought about any punishment at all. I’m staying pretty positive.”