Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: Old Supplement to Blame for Positive Test

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has revealed that an old supplement called S-Mass Lean Gainer by Rock Solid is to blame for his failed drugs test following his January 7th win over Lornez Larkin in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mike Kogan, the manager of “King Mo”, speaking via MMAFighting, said:

“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. What we will file is an answer, and an answer would involve affirming their test results and providing our findings and our explanation.”

“To the best of my research, this product was taken off the shelves some time in mid-2011, for exactly the same reason that we’re facing right now. Its primary and only relevant ingredient of that particular product is a substance known as Methyldrostanolone, which is basically just a pill format of Drostanolone.”

“If Mo would have purchased this product in some back alley from some guy who happens to lift weights, the setting itself would probably warrant a lot more alarm than walking into a nutrition store — and not walking in there and saying, ‘Hey do you guys sell any anabolic steroids?’ — but just walking in there and saying that he’s looking for a supplement to help reinforce his muscle during light lifting and being recommended a substance. Also, in 2010 this product was not taken off the shelves. This product was not illegal. This product was not being marketed as an anabolic steroid.”

“Listen, everybody has a story and every athlete has an explanation. All we ask for is that people do their own research before they jump to conclusions and then arrive to a conclusion after that. Don’t just read the headlines and be influenced by headline-chasing reporters based on that. You know, everybody cries wolf, but there are circumstances where the wolf is really there. I strongly believe that this is that circumstance.”

Lawal, speaking via MMAFighting, said:

“For me, the best way to get an advantage over your opponent is through hard work, preparation, and your skills. That’s the best way to get an advantage over anybody. Game-planning. That’s the best way to beat your opponent. When I went to Max Muscle, I figured you can’t buy steroids at a Max Muscle. It’s a chain store. 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.”

“People are going to accuse me of whatever they’re going to accuse me of. I can’t focus on that. All I know is that I know the truth. The truth is out there, I’ve got nothing to hide, and we’ll see what happens come time for the hearing. I’m not going to worry about the negatives. I’m just going to focus on the positives. That’s all I can do, man.”

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