King Mo Lawal was on cloud 9 after his KO finish of Mike Whitehead, it was Mo’s Strikeforce debut and he made quite an entrance at the Strikeforce event. Lawal was shocked when he first heard the news that he was being fined for his celebratory antics once he knew he had won the fight.
What did he do that was just so horrible to be fined $10,000 dollars out of his $20,000 dollar winnings to include a $10,000 bonus? While celebrating his impressive win he got the ring wet with energy drink while pouring it on his head and banging them together in celebration. Check out the video clip below of the incedent and what Mo himself had to say on the matter:
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.”