“Someone told me, ‘You got fined.’ I was like what? Fined by who? I told Strikeforce. I figured that everybody knew. I think it probably had to do with the huge uproar because everybody was like, ‘Mo’s unsportsmanlike,’ and their corny a** bulls***. They don’t want to see me have fun and what not. They think this is the NFL. 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. I didn’t splash the mat with the drink. The drink exploded when I opened it because someone shook it up. As far as people saying, ‘Yeah, Mo got the mat slippery on purpose.’ Let me telling you something, you idiots: the canvas is slippery anyway. If I get Rockstar on the mat and it dries up, I’m doing them a f***ing favor, you know what I’m saying? It irritates me when people run their mouths and sh**. They always say the dumbest sh** ever and they don’t know sh** about what’s going on.”
Muhammed Lawal clearly doesn’t seem to recognize the problems the athletic commission saw with his post-fight, canvas-wide energy drink showering. For such a well-spoken, respectful young lad (yeah, sarc) he sure comes off as a bit out of sorts, doesn’t he?
These are the types of issues which may seem small and meaningless to some but are signs of bigger problems with Strikeforce. They must resort to recruiting less talent outside of the UFC and the somewhat dysfunctional personality types have the potential to cause more harm than good.