Commission Docs Said Hamill's Staph "Posed No Threat" To Anyone At TUF 11 Finale

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DCRage
6/21/10 10:10:30AM
That's the short and sweet explanation from Matt Hamill's camp. The NSAC was aware of Hamill's issue but still cleared him to fight after checking him. "The doctors and the Commission were aware and repeatedly examined the red mark on Matt's back. They concluded that it was healing and hardened to the point that it posed no threat to Matt or anyone else inside the Octagon."

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icantthinkofanything
6/21/10 1:37:46PM
Staph and Mersa are bad, I know they said it was safe, but it spreads through air, touch etc. and is very dangferous, even deadly a lot of times. They call it the super bug because it's resistance to anti bacterials and ability to spread. Unless the staph is treated properly the first time, the bug will groqw immune to the meds, and new meds are needed, until you run out of meds. It is very common on door knobs public places etc.
pic of Randlemems staph,looks like a hole in the chest from a cannon ball hit him !!!
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Aether
6/21/10 2:55:51PM
makes my skin crawl every time...

aaaaaggggghhhhh!

I had a staph infection once, luckily it was in my ear and didn't make its way into my blood stream. I thought it was just a bad cold and didn't go to the doctor for like a month.
bjj1605
6/22/10 1:25:17AM
I wouldn't be comfortable fighting someone with visible staph sores and neither would any of the guys at my gym I talked to about this. It's not worth the risk. It's like when they were debating letting Magic Johnson play with HIV.

It doesn't matter how many doctors tell me there is a low risk, I'm not fighting some one with staph or playing basketball with someone who has HIV.
Jackelope
6/22/10 1:50:51AM

Posted by bjj1605

It doesn't matter how many doctors tell me there is a low risk, I'm not fighting some one with staph or playing basketball with someone who has HIV.



My guess it that they told Jardine about this and he gave the go-ahead. He probably was coming off a 2 month (maybe more) training camp and didn't want to put all that work in just to have the fight put off. Especially considering what this fight meant to him.

I don't think it was a smart medical decision but I'm willing to bet with some level of certainty that it went down like that.
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