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.