He's one of MMA's biggest pro wrestling fans, but "King Mo" Lawal was under Strikeforce and could only dream of the day he ventured into the world of professional wrestling. But now WrestleZone can confirm that King Mo has definitely made overtures to break into WWE.
King Mo was given a 9 month suspension for failing a drug test after his fight on the Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine card. Lawal won via a 2nd round TKO, beating Lorenz Larkin and pushing his record to 9-1; that is until the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) ruled the bout a no contest because of the failed drug test.
Along with the suspension, Lawal was fined 30% of his show money and was forced to give up his $15,000 win bonus.
During the hearing, Lawal was asked by NSAC commissioner Pat Lundvall if he could read and understand English. Lundvall was referring to a questionnaire that Lawal had to fill out that required King Mo and all fighters to note any medication that was taken 2 weeks leading up to the fight.
King Mo took the question in the worst way possible.
“I honestly feel like Lundvall was a racist bitch asking me if I can read or speak english.” King Mo Tweeted.
A little later on, Lawal would defend himself against accusations of playing the race card by saying that he felt the questions being asked were racist, given that he graduated from college.
“Its funny how people are tryna say that I’m callin the commission racist. No!! They aren’t. But there was one person on the panel that was out of line with the question she asked me. I found it insulting, prejudice, and a lil racist. I say racist from my past experiences, I have...
What say you? Should King Mo have been cut? Should Jackson have been cut? Leave a comment below and let me know. I have been asked that in the past as an insult.” He tweeted.
We don't know if King Mo would come in as an MMA fighter or start from scratch. No word on WWE's interest in the popular fighter.