It looks like “King Mo” Lawal’s earnings from his stoppage win over Dustin Jacoby at Bellator 123 have been slimmed down, as the fighter has reportedly been fined by the Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation.
According to a report from MMA Junkie.com, Lawal was fined $2,500 by the commission, for “cursing and flipping off” the crowd in attendance, at the Mohegan Sun Arena on September 5th.
Lawal’s manager, Mike Kogan, issued the following statement to the outlet in regards to the fighter’s fine:
“That’s their right,” Kogan said. “The commissions can do whatever they want. They felt like he was being disrespectful to whatever standards they have, and it’s their right to fine them. Of course we’re going to pay the fine. He felt like the crowd was against him and he wanted to give them a little bit of their own medicine.”
The light-heavyweight was booed during the bout, particularly after he pretended to be stunned by Jacoby punch. Afterwards, here is some of what the outspoken Lawal had to say about the angry fans:
“The crowd was going off because they don’t like me, so I started clowning around,” the decorated wrestler stated. “Man, I don’t care if they like me. What state is this? Connecticut? They can all kiss my ass.”
Wonder how many people can say they’ve lost $2,500 in a similar fashion?
The victory returned Lawal (13-4) to the win column, after he lost a controversial, unanimous decision to “Rampage” Jackson in May.