King Mo In Bad Medical Condition
It seems that currently suspended Strikeforce fighter, King Mo, could really use everyone’s prayers right now.
Robert Joyner who has feelanced for Sports Illustrated in the past broke the story earlier today about Mohammed Lawal a/k/a King Mo of Strikeforce fighting through complications suffered during surgery on his ACL. Below is Joyner’s original tweet breaking the story:
“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 5 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.”
Other online reporters have chimed in on the story with ESPN’s Josh Gross explaining thatLawal paid out of pocket because his sources claim that Zuffa insurance won’t cover the same injury within an 18 month period and further stating that the original injury wasn’t suffered in the Larkin fight. Then FrontRowBrian corroborated the story and further added that King Mo was in danger of having his leg amputated. No official word has come out of Zuffa or Lawal’s camp, but we will keep you posted.