King Mo | Battling Staff Infection, Was Ready To Die

March 26, 2012 7:40 am by Pedro Carrasco

“I had this moment where I was like, man, I can see my hip bone. I was ripped still. I had an eight-pack. But there’s my hip bone. I looked at my leg, and it looked like those zombies from The Walking Dead. That’s how it looks right now. I’m getting to where I can kind of strengthen it, doing leg lifts and stuff. But I looked in the mirror and was like, man, look at me. I didn’t know it was that bad until then. “I got to the point where I was like, [expletive] it. I just felt like, hey, I’m going to quit taking this medicine, and if I die then I die. I’m tired of this stuff. I feel like I looked death in the face, and I survived. I’m talking death of my career, and death in life. I faced that. It was tough. It really did make me appreciate my life, just my everyday life. I used to think, not that I hated working out, but that I hated feeling tired. Now, I miss feeling tired. I miss getting punched, kicked, kneed, elbowed. I miss all that.”

If you missed all the talk surrounding the health condition of former Strikeforce champion, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, than let me update you real quick.

Shortly after testing positive for anabolic and being suspended, King Mo underwent surgery to repair a nagging knee injury. Life after surgery however has been riddled with complications.

Shortly after surgery Lawal came down with a staph infection in the knee. Multiple treatments did not resolve the issue and the infection kept coming back. To date he has had something like six surgeries to try and get rid of the staph and now, it seems to finally be changing course but for a solid month Mo was in bad shape.

(quote via Sports Illustrated)

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