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Disgusting Staph Infection of the Month: Kenny Florian’s Knee


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That freakish-looking lump of flesh you see above is actually the knee of UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian, who was checked into a Boston hospital yesterday with a particularly gnarly staph infection. From a report on Sherdog:

“Kenny had a bursa sac in his knee that popped and it got infected with staph,” said [Keith Florian], “and now he has to have intravenous antibiotics and a minor surgical procedure to scoop it out tomorrow.”
Florian also told Sherdog.com that doctors would test the material removed from the fighter’s knee to make sure they know what they are dealing with and to gauge the seriousness of the infection. Worries about MRSA — a particularly stringent strain of staphylococcus bacteria — are the reason for the extra measure…Florian should be released in two to three days after the regimen of antibiotics has been completed.

Barring unforeseen complications, Florian’s next Octagon appearance will be at the UFC’s tentatively scheduled Boston event in August. As for the theory that BJ Penn‘s loss at UFC 112 could fast-track Florian to another lightweight title shot, Ken-Flo is taking things as they come: "Not sure why everyone asks me what Edgar win means for me. I don’t put fights together. I’ll fight whoever UFC gives me." Besides, the UFC already seems to be laying the groundwork for Edgar/Maynard II

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BJJ Pennguin- April 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm
Seriously how the fuck do you let a staph infection get that bad? Once there is a testicle sized lump or larger, get it checked out! Geesh
robthom- April 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Alright, thats it with the festering lumps and craters.

I dont want to grow up to be an MMA fighter anymore.

I guess I'll just stick with Tae bo.
steampunk22- April 13, 2010 at 9:58 am
I have no desire to see Edgar and Maynard.
ReX13- April 13, 2010 at 9:19 am
jimbo has an excellent point. I don't want my boy fighting Maynard ever. Let Baby Jay go up against Valtrex.
Seoul Brother- April 13, 2010 at 9:17 am
I don't wanna know if Kenny records the doctor scooping out his knee tapioca pudding. Stitches are one thing, but ColdStone Bursa Creamery?
jimbonics- April 13, 2010 at 9:11 am
@skeletor

C'mon man. KenFlo got staph and now you want him to get hairpiece?

Besides, Maynard is undefeated. He's beat a lot of quality guys, albeit by decisions. Diaz, Huerta, Miller, Clementi, Edgar, Siver...

KenFlo just fought for the title less than a year ago. I say give it to Maynard.
SnakeJake- April 13, 2010 at 8:58 am
@ El Famous Burrito:

KUATO LIVES!
Smitty- April 13, 2010 at 8:46 am
I can't stop laughin at CAP10's shit!!!
NOTSOB- April 13, 2010 at 8:40 am
enough about these stupid ass articles, can we get the low down on the last UFC fightage like.
penn -300
edgar +1 he still sucks.
silva -23,000
maia -20

jimbonics- April 13, 2010 at 8:27 am
Looks like he's cookin' some clam chowdah.
J-Dog- April 13, 2010 at 8:24 am
CAP10 has a good point... I think I would have saught treatment at golfball.. LOL.

Anyway that could be more serious than he thinks. It's probably MRSA, and that's nothing to toy with. They could end up having to do more than just scoop out a little pus. It could be career-threatening.
Squirrelnuts- April 13, 2010 at 8:20 am
His knee is still prettier than his face.
CAP10- April 13, 2010 at 8:09 am
How the hell do you let that happen? "No, that's just a golf-ball sized infection in my knee. I'm not going to the doctor until it's baseball sized."
skeletor- April 13, 2010 at 7:55 am
If the UFC wants to remedy some of the blowback from the the last main event Maynard should not even be considerd for that fight. I don't think Ken Flo should get the shot just yet either being that he's a 2 time loser, even though he's an incredible fighter. Maynard V Florian for number one contender match would be good though.
El Famous Burrito- April 13, 2010 at 7:53 am
Shit, you put a grass skirt on that thing and it starts to look like BJ Penn real quick.
SofaKingNyce- April 13, 2010 at 7:52 am
Good thing Florian isn't black, because that "Knee-Grow" joke would be perfect right now.
ReX13- April 13, 2010 at 7:43 am
Jesus Christ--gnarly is right! Speedy recovery to my boy KenFlo.

Question to some of our pre-med guys: is a ruptured bursa something that regenerates completely, or is this potentially something that could be a chronic hinderance?

Fuck me, that is disturbing looking.

Ok, on to matchmaking: Who would be next for Florian? I thought they were eyeing Florian-Maynard for August in Boston, now they want Edgar-Maynard? Who's next? Tyson Griffin (scheduled to fight at 115)? George Sotiropoulos (makes as much sense as anything, i guess)?

Damn, fuck a staph infection.
Robocop Didnt Tap- April 13, 2010 at 7:39 am
Poke that monster with a needle for true gnarlyness.
Viva Hate- April 13, 2010 at 7:11 am
Florian being from New England was nearly trying to pay tribute to the Old Man of the Mountain with his knee.
El Famous Burrito- April 13, 2010 at 7:10 am
QUUAAAAAAAAAIIIIIID!!!!

OPENNNNNN YOUR MIIIIIIIIIINNNNNND!
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