Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal was victorious this past Saturday night in his Strikeforce ‘Evolution’ fight against Mike Whitehead. Immediately after he knocked out Whitehead, he celebrated by opening up two cans of Rockstar energy drinks. He proceeded to recreate the pro-wrestling great “Stone Cold” Steve Austin post-fight drinking scene, where Austin smashed two Budweiser beers together, poured some of the beer in his mouth and would then spill the rest of it over himself and the ring. The California State Athletic Commission wasn’t too thrilled with the victory celebration, fining King Mo a total of 10% of his $20,000 USD purse.
Snip from King Mo:
“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…I didn’t know that you can’t jump on the cage anymore. I had no idea…I tried to, but they were like, ‘Get down! Get down!’ So I got down, and the guy beside me was like, ‘Calm down,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, I am. I’m going to go to my corner real quick, I’m going to get some towels and do it over a towel…It’s whatever, man, because you know what? I don’t care if they show it or not because I just do it for me. If I’m having fun and if people there are having fun … if they want to see my entrances, they need to fly to a Strikeforce event and buy a ticket.”