Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will have a lot of job searching to do during his nine month suspension handed out to him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

According to, Lawal has been released from his Zuffa contract.

His release comes hours after Lawal took to Twitter to voice his displeasure over certain members of the NSAC.

“I honestly feel like Lundvall was a racist bitch asking me if I can read or speak English,” Lawal tweeted. “Go on somewhere with that [expletive]!!!” (

Lawal was asked if he could read or write English when he misunderstood a question asked during a questionnaire.

He recently spoke with Stephie “Crooklyn” Daniels of SB Nation about his release and to clarify his comments on Twitter.

Right now, I just want people to understand that I went in there respectfully and that I’m not playing the race card. I’m too old to play the race card. I’m established on the West Coast now and since I’ve been out here, I h, but other than that, no, I haven’t experienced too much, compared to when I was in the South. The woman’s comments reminded me of times when I experienced racial insensitivity from other people. (SB Nation)

In addition to the nine month suspension and release from Zuffa, Lawal will be forced to surrender $39,000 and his bout has been changed to a no contest. The former Strikeforce champion will also need to provide a clean drug test when reapplying for a fight license in Nevada.

We’ve seen in the past other fighters be reprimanded or even cut from the promotion following their actions on Twitter with most of them being brought back into the fold. Will Lawal be as lucky?

Photo: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.