Nevada State Athletic Commissoner Pat Lundvall has finally spoken out about her controversial exchange with former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal prior to the NSAC reducing his suspension to nine months and his following release from the Zuffa banner.
While Lundvall says that she is sorry that Lawal took offense to her line of questioning, she strongly believes that it is an effective method of determining whether or not applicants are fully aware of the paperwork they are signing.
"I've employed it in the past, I will employ it in the future because I think it's a necessary foundational line of inquiry," she told MMAjunkie.com.
Lundvall said the line of questioning was designed to establish that Lawal understood and was therefore responsible for the information contained on the form, chiefly because he admitted to treating an injury before the fight. Yet that information wasn't disclosed on the questionnaire. Lawal disclosed a previous knee surgery but not the supplements and medication he took in the weeks leading up to the fight, a fact he admitted prior to the hearing.
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