The sentence handed down was $24,000 fine, a nine month suspension starting retroactively from the date of the fight, and his fight with Lorenz Larkin will also be overturned from a win to a no-contest.
“I honestly feel like Lundvall was a racist bitch asking me if I can read or speak english” [twitter]
Lawal explained in-depth what he was so angry about,
â€œWhen I showed up to the hearing, I proved that I can speak and I can read. I donâ€™t know when, but she got mad at me, got irritated, and was like, â€˜Look, can you speak and read English?â€™ Now to me, thatâ€™s an insult.â€
â€œGrowing up through high school and college, Iâ€™d get asked, â€˜Do you speak English instead of jive? Do you speak English instead of ebonics?â€™ For a grown woman to talk to me like that, knowing Iâ€™m a college graduate, born in America? I grew up in the south, in Tennessee, went to Oklahoma State, traveled the world, and for her to talk to me like that, thatâ€™s disrespectful.â€ [MMAFighting]
Strikefoce President Scott Coker issued this statement to the media following today’s string of events,
“Following the outcome of today’s hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and his subsequent reaction, STRIKEFORCE has released Muhammad Lawal from his contract.”
Audio clip of Lawals NSAC hearing,