In hopes of finding the cause of a positive test for an anabolic steroid, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal's manager, Mike Kogan, today sent to the Nevada attorney general's office a full list of the supplements and medications the fighter took.
After reviewing the list, the attorney general may ask Lawal to appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission in March, Kogan today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
The former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ continues to maintain his innocence two days after the NSAC said his post-fight drug test revealed the presence of the steroid Drostanlone.
"I'm not a cheater," Lawal told MMAjunkie.com. "I'm a competitor. Cheating is not in me. It's all about skill and gameplan, and that's what I'm about."
Among the medications are Dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory steroid administered once by a doctor Lawal saw prior to the fight; Orthovisc, a treatment for osteoarthritis used to lubricate the knee joint; and Lidocaine, a numbing agent.
Lawal admits he didn't note the medications on his pre-fight medical paperwork, nor did he disclose them to a NSAC doctor during a pre-fight examination.
"Before the fight, for the most part, they ask – I just don't put anything," he said. "The [Orthovisc] – I didn't think anything of it.
"This is my mistake not putting anything down, but I didn't think anything of like my Dimetapp (over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine) and amino acids and stuff. It's just general stuff. I should have, I guess. I'm still shocked from all this."LINK