by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Lightweight contender Kenny Florian’s victory celebration after defeating Takanori Gomi has been cut short. He is set to undergo minor surgery for a staph infection he contracted in his knee.
Florian announced the surgery via his personal Twitter page on Monday.
Earlier in the week, while still on vacation following the fight, Florian noted that he had contracted staph infection in his knee after having bursitis prior to the bout, and that the infection had gone septic.
Antibiotics were introduced, but after returning home to Boston to visit his doctor, Florian was admitted for the procedure.
“Minor surgery & IV antibiotics on the way,” he said on his Twitter page.
Florian has been rumored to fight his next bout on the planned UFC show in his hometown of Boston in August, but with Frankie Edgar’s recent title win at UFC 112 the list of opponents he may face remains up in the air.
MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Florian’s condition as it becomes available.