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Strikeforce Quick Quote: 'King Mo' Lawal cheats at video games, not fighting

Strikeforce light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal, who will probably cheat if you play him in a game of Mortal Kombat.
Strikeforce light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal, who will probably cheat if you play him in a game of Mortal Kombat.

"I'm very surprised about this. I am very careful about what I put into my body. I've never tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. I've gone through, and still welcome, Olympic-style testing. I will do whatever is necessary to get to the bottom of this. I'm not a cheater. I might cheat at video games, but I never cheat at fighting."

-- Strikeforce light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal tells ESPN.com he's surprised at the news that he tested positive for an anabolic steroid in conjunction with his Jan. 7 bout against Lorenz Larkin. That's because unlike video games, where he cheats all the time, he keeps it clean in the fight game. Indeed, this is the first time "King Mo" has ever failed a test, despite going through rigorous Olympic-style testing in the past. It seems obvious he intends to appeal the results of the test but if that doesn't work, his win over Larkin will be overturned to a no contest and he'll likely be fined and suspended for up to one year. Innocent until proven guilty, of course, and everyone has the right to appeal but does Lawal have a case here? For more on his drug test failure click here.