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King Mo Was Just Trying to Have Fun, You Haters

As you probably guessed, “King Mo” Lawal did not react kindly to the news that he’d been fined by the California State Athletic Commission for spilling an energy drink all over the mat after his victory over Mike Whitehead at Strikeforce: Evolution. He doesn’t think it’s fair that you can’t celebrate by tossing a sticky, sugary, artificial substance all over the mat, and, naturally, he chalks the fine up to all the “haters” who don’t want him to have any fun. Perhaps the most baffling part about his post-fight Rockstar bath, however, is that, according to Lawal, he did that whole thing pro bono:

"I’m not sponsored by Rockstar. The thing is, I couldn’t have any other beverage in the ring. If I could have, I would have had Pepsi. But Rockstar is cool, they are the sponsor for Strikeforce, I have a lot of respect for Strikeforce so I just did it. Why not? I was just out there having fun.”

This is where we are forced to wonder why pouring an artificially-flavored beverage all down his face and, at one point, on top of his head, is so inextricably linked to “fun” in Lawal’s mind. When we thought it was an unsubtle attempt to get his sponsor some love, it made a lot more sense. But just for fun? We’re starting to get a better idea of why Mo is no longer allowed in most upscale establishments. There’s just too much to clean up once he starts having a good time.

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robthom- December 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

Great article, you hit it all right on the head.

steampunk22- December 23, 2009 at 10:25 am
Play nice, boys.
UFC fan- December 23, 2009 at 8:23 am
LOL..well's the one that no one knows or cares about his opinion,meanfinger.
meanfinger- December 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm
lol.. whatyaknow.. its the one thats always charming and full of whizzdom, UFC fan
UFC fan- December 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm
Rampage is right Mo is a poser.
meanfinger- December 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm
@steampunk22-no i get why they did.. cuz they are from california and wanna tax your ass anyway they could!! u know they have somebody with a million sham wow's to clean that shit up..

to me its kinda like bringing water into the ring inbetween rounds.. cuz some of the corner men just pour that shit on. thats prolly why thompson slipped.. not cuz of rockstar.. if anything his foot woulda stuck to the mat. havent u been into a club with hella rockstar or redbull and vodka spilled all over the fuckin floor?

dont get me wrong.. it was cool, but not very smart in any aspect. but give me a fuckin break.. its kinda like the NFL tryin to figure out a way to fine my raiders every weekend.
steampunk22- December 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm
Do you seriously not understand why they fined him?

Do you not see the difference between blood and sweat on it all night versus Energy Drink?

In any given fight, the chance of blood and sweat ending up on the mat are 100%. In any given fight, do you know what the percentage chance of Rockstar getting on the mat should be? I would estimate it pretty comfortably AT ZERO PERCENT. He went out of his way to do that, guys dont go out of their way to slit their wrists and bleed all over the mat. Rockstar is not a naturally occuring aspect of fighting.

LOL, come on man. It doesnt take a Rocket Rockstar Energy Scientist to figure it out. ;P
meanfinger- December 22, 2009 at 11:54 am
cause they dont go race on the track again after the slippery substance is all over the course.. (poor analogy) i dont understand why they fined him tho(they gotta wipe the mat anyways, blood and sweat drop on it all fight) he's the only thing people are talkin about.. nobody gives two monkey shits about cung le's nose getttin smushed into his brain.. everyones like " hey did u see that black stone cold knock the shit outta that guy that looked like earthquake with a mohawk?"
ksgbobo- December 22, 2009 at 11:38 am
When NASCAR drivers win a race, they spray Coke or Gatorade all over everything. I dont see them getting in trouble. Whats up with that?
El Famous Burrito- December 22, 2009 at 11:31 am
I'm working on Dick Jones Didn't Tap right now.
Robocop Didnt Tap- December 22, 2009 at 10:52 am
I'm anxiously awaiting an ED-209 Didnt Tap screen name to show up.
Kadumel- December 22, 2009 at 10:34 am
And I feel ya 831 son, some douche created another account therealkadumel. Obviously its just jealousy.
meanfinger- December 22, 2009 at 10:32 am
impersonation is the sincerest form of flattery- they like you guys. did anyone else notice how ufc fan is barely posting anymore?? i bet its pretty hard when u got 4 or 5 different accounts.. what a loser
Kadumel- December 22, 2009 at 10:31 am
He deserves the fine IMO you can see the guy telling him not to dump the drink all over the ring and he just keeps doing it. Maybe next time listen to people when they ask you not to do something like that.
831 Son- December 22, 2009 at 10:25 am
Props for him doing the stone cold . Rockstar is fucking bammer though.

And BigJumpingDad, im with you. Some fruitcake faggot troll created an account with the name 831 Father, and some other douche with the name 831 Aunt.
Junk Puncher- December 22, 2009 at 10:21 am
This was just King Mo's way of getting to main event status. If you don't want to have to clean up after him, then have him fight last!
meanfinger- December 22, 2009 at 9:48 am
damn, cant a black man just enjoy an energy drink without gettin drenched with hater-ade... at least he didnt kill any unborn babies.. jeeez

thats cool shit he did a stone cold impersonation. IMO, even tho it was a tribute.. it was still better than most that i see.. the throat slash is wayyy played out, unless your josh barnett. the blood licking is cool, but kinda gross.. i didnt mind when nate diaz flipped off everyone when doin that sweet no handed triangle choke, but when brock did it, it was just lame..
Sunburned- December 22, 2009 at 9:47 am
Cerrone realized that wasn't a woman when he saw that Mo got fined, - nearly as much as he earned in his last fight against Ratcliff.

Robocop Didnt Tap- December 22, 2009 at 9:33 am
Cerrone realized that wasn't a woman when he kneed...oops sorry.

I like the Stone Cold tribute, but I'd rather see him to a Junkyard Dog or even better, Koko B. Ware tribute complete w/ a macaw named Frankie on his shoulder.
Ceeph- December 22, 2009 at 9:31 am
He said in an interview before the fight that if he won, he would do a Stone Cold tribute.
Dubbayoo- December 22, 2009 at 9:30 am
He's not as much of a class act as say...

- Brock @ UFC 100
- Mark Coleman @ Coleman-Rua I
- Tito everytime
- BJ wiping the blood off of a barely conscious Joe Stevenson
- Tank mimicking his opponent's rigor mortis (obviously this one was a long time ago)

Have I forgotten any?
skeletor- December 22, 2009 at 9:30 am
It's a good thing he has some athletic ability or King Mo would be just another high school dropout with a bunch of baby mamma's and wrap sheet full of assaults. Naturally it would all be in good fun and just another example of how the man is keeping a brother down.
BigJumpingDad- December 22, 2009 at 9:23 am
@ meanfinger

Exactly!!!! Ive been a member for a while now and like last week this 'Big Jumpin Dad' shows up with a twinkie for a dinky and steals my name.

Everyday hes commenting about how cool Eddie Bravo is and how lame twitter is but come on man we all know who are... MR. MACMAHON! Ya I got you, you on camera, you on candid camera now! So go back to your rich wife, and your hundred thousand dollar home and your faded quicksilver jeans and stay outta my business!!!!! You wouldnt like it when im randy!!!11

Big Jumpin Dad is an imposter.
meanfinger- December 22, 2009 at 9:18 am
he's the black stone cold!! i seen a bud light sponsor somewhere durring that broadcast.. wussup with that mo(at least he wasnt a bitch like lesnar)?? does mo have any connections to M-1, cause i know he fought kerr under the m-1 banner.. that prolly explains his measley pay check..

all these fake imposter ass names.. wtf? is this supposed to be like the fake nWo from back in the day? shit is lame..
DAN THE VIKING- December 22, 2009 at 9:12 am
Good thing King Mo wasnt sponsered by Starbucks, am I right? Eh? Coffee burns?!

BigJumpingDad, explain... Imposter?!