UFC president Dana White heard enough from former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal on Tuesday, as Lawal was cut from Strikeforce. Earlier in the day, the Nevada State Athletic Commission handed Lawal a nine-month suspension due to his positive test for steroids following a fight with Lorenz Larkin earlier this year.
Lawal, who is currently rehabbing from a serious Staph infection, lashed out towards NSAC commissioner Pat Lundvall via his Twitter account after receiving his punishment. Along with the suspension, Lawal was also fined a percent of his winnings from the Larkin bout. That fight result was also changed to a no-contest.
White declined to go into detail about the decision to release Lawal in an interview with MMAjunkie.com, but it is obvious the Twitter postings were at least part of the reason.
“I honestly feel like Lundvall was a racist (expletive) asking me if I can read or speak english. Go on somewhere with that (expletive)!!!”
Lawal later changed his tune, trying to explain why he felt so downgraded by the remarks of the commission.