King Mo talks about the CSAC fining him 10% of his 20k pay over splashing two cans worth of Rockstar all over the cage at Strikeforce Evolution:
“I just celebrated. You know what I’m saying? It’s not a big deal. It’s not like I kept on hitting him after the bell rang or when the referee stepped in,” Lawal told MMAWeekly.com content partner TapouT Radio. “Let’s keep it real. It‘s not that big of a deal.”
He asks, “Why should they punish me for celebrating?”
“I just did it to have fun. I knew Rockstar was the only drink I could have in there, and they’re sponsors,” explained the 28-year-old fighter. “They went in there and wiped it up. On top of that the mat was slippery to start out with. The Rockstar might have helped them gain more traction in their areas. It’s whatever.”
Okay, he’s sounding generally reasonable there. He has a very good point too about how dumb it is to have no fines for late blows but a fine for spillage. Not so much re: traction since changes in traction (for better or worse) can trip a fighter up or even injure them, which is why I’m so annoyed by this:
“I’m going to do something. I don’t care. They can fine me. I’m going to be doing something after every fight just for them. They created a monster by fining me,” said the undefeated mixed martial artist.
“I’m just going to be creative and find ways to celebrate. If they want to fine me for the way I celebrate. That’s cool.”
Now that’s just asinine. The CSAC fined him for getting shit all over the cage, not because he dared to ‘celebrate’ after winning. I look forward to seeing more of Mo being Mo, but he should have some respect for the fucking fighting surface. Is it a big deal? No, it’s a small stupid deal and Mo’s being a small, stupid person by not comprehending why commissions would have an issue with someone getting shit on the mat.