During Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal’s recent Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing for a recent positive drug test result, NSAC official Pat Lundvall asked Lawal — an American-born college graduate — if he could read or understand the English language.
Lawal took umbrage at this clearly provocative line of questioning and, though he remained subdued at the time, referred to Lundvall as a “racist b*tch” later on Twitter. The comment, along with the positive test result (for Drostanalone, which Lawal maintains he ingested unwittingly through an off-the-shelf supplement) saw Lawal released from Strikeforce — an event which stacks on top of the fighter’s recent, life-threatening battle with staph infection to make this a rough start to 2012.
Accepting of his role in all of the negative fallout, a regretful Lawal recently spoke with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and issued an apology to Lundvall.
“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,” he 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. With that being said, I still feel that I was offended, but I’m in the wrong for what I said.”
Check out the video below to hear Lawal open up on his recent battle with staph, how much the support from his AKA teammates has meant to him and where he’ll go from here.