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Florian hospitalized with staph infection in knee

UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian has been hospitalized in Boston with a staph infection in his right knee according to his official Twitter account.

“Being admitted to the hospital, not good,” Florian wrote on April 12. “Minor surgery & IV antibiotics on the way. Damn!!”

The thirty-three year old Bay Stater had been taking a well-deserved Caribbean vacation after his dismantling of former Pride champion Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night 21. There the infection developed.

“A staph infection in your knee & being in a 3rd world country = not good,” he wrote.

With the shocking overthrow of lightweight king B.J. Penn in Abu Dhabi this weekend, a healthy Florian now appears a step closer to another crack at UFC gold. The two-time title challenger refused to speculate.

“Not sure why everyone asks me what Edgar’s win means for me, I don’t put fights together, I’ll fight whoever the UFC gives me.”

Florian should be released from hospital within the next few days after his course of antibiotics has been completed.

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