Following his victory over Lorenz Larkin at a Strikeforce event in Las Vegas, King Mo tested positive for banned substances during the post-fight drug test. Instead of appealing this test, Mo’s camp will instead plead ignorance, blaming an over-the-counter supplement, and inquiring as to why this item was illegal in the first place.
“Since we’re not contesting the findings of the commission test, we’re not challenging the chain of custody, we’re not pointing fingers at anybody and we’re not calling for conspiracy theories, I don’t believe we’ll actually file an appeal per se,” Lawal’s manger, Mike Kogan, told Ariel Helwani during the MMA hour. “What we will file is an answer, and an answer would involve affirming their test results and providing our findings and our explanation.”
“When I went to Max Muscle, I figured you can’t buy steroids at a Max Muscle. It’s a chain store,” King Mo said to Helwani. “That’s like going to a grocery store and buying something illegal there. …I guess that’s the mistake I made. When I looked at the bottle, it just had a bunch of numbers on it. It had the ingredients. I didn’t see anything that looked illegal on the bottle, to be honest with you.”
Mo tested positive for Drostanolone, and concluded the show by saying that he would only take “Nature Made supplements” moving forward.