By David King,

Things didn't exactly go well for Muhammed Lawal at his recent hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. And his reaction to the way things went down with the commission brought more problems his way.

After being slapped with a nine-month suspension and $39,000 fine for his positive drug test after his Jan. 7 bout against Lorenz Larkin, "King Mo" vented his frustration on Twitter, accusing commissioner Pat Lundvall of bigotry. And calling her a derogatory term that rhymes with rich.

The folks at Zuffa weren't too pleased with the way Lawal handled things, and the former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion was subsequently released from his contract.

Lawal's manager, Mike Kogan, wasn't too happy with Lundvall's antics either. And he shared his thoughts during an interview with Percy Crawford.

"Mike Pyle came in there mumbling that he trains and does grappling and wrestling, but he was never asked if he speaks English or not," Kogan said. "Cheick Kongo, who was mumbling [expletive] in half French, wasn't asked to clarify his English speaking skills. The only athlete that gets asked that 20 minutes after he had been speaking English is a guy named Adekunle Muhammed Lawal. I wonder if she just couldn't pronounce his [expletive] name so she decided to come out of shape. Whatever her intentions were, they were unprofessional, they were uncalled for, and he shouldn't have to swallow it."

MMA Weekly's Damon Martin uploaded the audio of Lawal's hearing. And it's pretty clear Lundvall was being condescending while questioning Lawal. While it's pretty hard to determine her intent, her behavior was unprofessional.

Even though I understand Lawal's frustration, attacking a commissioner via Twitter probably wasn't the best idea.

However, Zuffa's decision to release him from his current contract is even more ridiculous. While I understand the UFC needs to keep NSAC officials happy, they also need to show a little more loyalty towards their fighters.

Treating MMA fighters like disposable pieces of meat doesn't help the sport in the long run, as it turns a lot of talent away from the sport. Why would a top caliber athletic kid give MMA a try, when he/she will be treated with a lot more respect - and make a lot more money - in other sports?

David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner that has watched and studied MMA for the past 7 years. Follow him on twitter @davidkingwriter and check out his blog.

Sources:

Percy Crawford, "Mike Kogan: 'My grief is with an athletic commission commissioner…'"

Fight and fighter information from Sherdog.com

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