“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.