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“King Mo” Tests Positive for Steroids Following Win at Strikeforce, Opponent Larkin Responds

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Published on January 17, 2012 with No Comments

Strikeforce light-heavyweight Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal tested positive for performance enhancing drugs following his Jan. 7 fight at “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine.”

Lawal tested positive for Drostanolone, but is denying having ever knowingly taken the substance.  Also referred to as Drolban or Masteron, it is commonly used as a dietary aid and for injuries.

His recent opponent, Lorenz Larkin spoke to us about the news.  “He was only a few pounds over 205 early into fight week which surprised me,” Larkin said.  “In my eyes I still lost due to technical errors.  I can’t really say how much stronger he was from the roids,” he continued.

The recent fight result will be changed to a no contest and Larkin will remain undefeated, while King Mo will likely serve a one-year suspension and pay a fine.

Larkin added this in a press release from his manager Arnold DeWitt:

“It is disappointing to hear of this news since this is now the second opponent in a row that has tested positive after fighting me but I respect Mo and wish him the best. If he says that he didn’t take anything then I will take his word for it and it’s up to him and his team to prove otherwise. At this point it’s up to the Nevada State Athletic Commission how they will deal with this situation. Regardless of steroid use or not I don’t look at this as a win on my record because it’s not. I have watched tape and I am back in the gym improving how I lost that fight. I will be ready for whatever Strikeforce wants to do regarding who I am fighting next and the Light Heavy Weight Division.” – Lorenz Larkin

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