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King Mo reportedly suffered life-threatening staph infection, health scare now under control

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After defeating Lorenz Larkin in his last mixed martial arts (MMA) fight on Jan. 7, 2012, Lawal had his victory overturned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) because of a positive drug test that indicated his use of steroids (drostanolone).

The news just gets worse.

According to Robert Joyner (who writes freelance MMA articles for Sport Illustrated), "King Mo" was very recently in some dire straits:

"On the King Mo situation, hearing from those close to him he's in a bad situation. He got injured in the Larkin fight, had to get another ACL. There were complications and he ended up with a very bad staph infection that was life threatening, and nearly required amputation. Mo had to have five surgeries in 12 days before staph was gone. Currently he's taking an IV directly into his heart every day for six weeks. Making the situation even worse, this was a recurrence of same injury within 18 months, so Zuffa/SF insurance won't cover the ACL surgery or the subsequent follow-ups for the staph. Mo is/will have to come out of pocket on medical bills that may well reach into six figures."


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Post #1   2/20/12 11:53:33PM   

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i got a staph infection on the side of my head, it wasn't very bad, but it was very painful and i couldn't train for a couple weeks. i now feel extremely lucky not to have had something like king mo had. that is some seriously scary stuff. hope he recovers all the way.

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Post #2   2/21/12 12:01:29AM   

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Post #3   2/21/12 3:21:44AM   

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wow that is scary. Im not a fan of the guy but I hope everything goes well without complications. Dana/Zuffa should help Mo out with some of the financing

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Posted by sparky

Making the situation even worse, this was a recurrence of same injury within 18 months, so Zuffa/SF insurance won't cover the ACL surgery or the subsequent follow-ups for the staph. Mo is/will have to come out of pocket on medical bills that may well reach into six figures."



I find it really hard to believe that Zuffa won't be helping out with the medical bills. If they're not, that's pretty shady in my opinion.

As for Mo...bad break. Hopefully he pulls through all of this and gets back to par.

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Post #5   2/21/12 8:59:52AM   

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If Zuffa isn't payin the bills then FUCK THEM

Post #6   2/21/12 5:58:53PM   

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Link must've been updated with new info after the above replies.

"@KingMoFH also wants to make it clear he's very happy with Zuffa's medical insurance and his out of pocket expense was minimal."

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Post #7   2/21/12 11:35:20PM