King Mo almost had his leg amputated

We here at Fightlinker haven’t always been the biggest fans of King Mo. He thinks too highly of himself! He dares soil the sacred cage canvas with energy drinks! Basic bitchy fan gripes. So while we might take a little bit more enjoyment than we should when he gets starched like he did by Rafael Cavalcante, recent news that Mo had some crazy flesh eating staph had us concerned for his health. Hey, we’re still humans here at Fightlinker. Except Grappo, he is a hologram. Anyways, here’s the rumor that was going around two days ago on twitter:


Pretty scary sounding jazz right there. Luke Thomas got Mo on his SirusXM radio show to find out if the dill really was as pickle as it sammiched. Sorry, I’m eating lunch right now. POUR THAT MUSTARD ON US, MO:

All this happened like three weeks ago but I didn’t tell nobody. I was in the hospital with people texting me and I was trying to keep it like nothing was going on so there wouldn’t be any red flags. But what happened was I had surgery after the fight. I had ACL and microfracture. The ACL wasn’t a big deal but the microfracture was a bigger deal in my cartilage. One of the sutures got infected and I had to go to the hospital the day after the Rashad Evans/Phil Davis fight. I got blood taken out of my knee and taken to a lab.

I was at my manager’s crib…Mike Kogan’s crib and all of the sudden my doctor’s like ‘hey, you’ve gotta come to the hospital right now’. And this is right after Chael won. So I went to the hospital before the Rashad Evans/Phil Davis fight and I watched the fight at the hospital. Then went into the surgery spot and woke up with the PICC line in my arm and they were telling me I would be in there till Monday.

I figured I’d go in there and clear my knee out and I’d be out the same night or the next night but I was in there till Monday. Then they checked out my knee again and took the temperature and the knee was still hot and swelling up. They decided to take me back into surgery to do another flush procedure to get the staph infection out. In twelve days I had five procedures to remove the staph and I’m staph free now. But now they’ve pushed IV medicine through my PICC line that’s connected to my heart through my arm every day for six weeks.

This is the toughest thing I’ve ever experienced in my life. The harded that I’ve experienced in my life. Spiritually and emotionally, man I’ll put it like this. I’m not religious at all. I was born to a Muslim family. Man this had me thinking I had to purchase the Quran and get back to my faith and start having more talks with Allah. Seeing my teammates come see me, it broke me down a few times man. Coach Mendez came and saw me a lot. Coach Bob, Paul Buentello, Dan Cormier…people on the team. Jermain Ramsey and Jenna…Phil. I just had so many people contact me and come through it was tough man. It pushed me. Mentally I’ll be a stronger person. I know I’ll be stronger and I’ll be a better fighter.

Anyone who’s seen pictures of Kevin Randleman’s staph scarred body knows how crazy staph can get, especially the super staph floating around the MMA world. I remember a few years ago there were creepy breakouts at all the major gyms and fights getting cancelled left and right (or worse, still being allowed to happen with gaping wounds exposed). Here’s hoping Mo fully recovers … I want him to be the same fighter he was before so I can continue to hate on him and cheer for him to lose.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    My Ma got a picc for staph after her hip surgery last winter.  The hospitals are so quick to get you out before the wound even heals that it happens incredibly often these days.  Staph lives on everyone’s skin, so it should be a given that they keep you until the wound closes cleanly, but money is King.

  • Reverend Clint

    Allah hates you king schmo

  • CAP

    Sux to hear even though I can’t stand the douche.

  • iamphoenix

    probably the ashiest staph.

  • Jarman

    cool story, mo.

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