During Saturday night’s UFC 76 event, Joe Rogan discussed Diego Sanchez’s last fight against Josh Koscheck. Rogan stated that Diego was in a weakened state during that fight, due to a now known staph infection that he had. I’m now finding out that Nick Diaz additionally has a stap infection. After his EliteXC fight in Hawaii, he went back to Vegas and had to check into the hospital immediately. For those of you unfamiliar with staph infection, here’s a little wikki education about staph –
“Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of staph infections, is a spherical bacterium, frequently living on the skin or in the nose of a person, that can cause a range of illnesses from minor skin infections, such as pimples, impetigo, boils, cellulitis and abscesses, to life-threatening diseases, such as pneumonia, meningitis, endocarditis, Toxic shock syndrome (TSS), and septicemia.”Source Wiki
How Do You Get Staph Infections?
“Spread of S. aureus (including MRSA) is through human-to-human contact, with environmental contamination thought to play a relatively unimportant part. Emphasis on basic hand washing techniques are therefore effective in preventing the transmission of S. aureus.” Source Wiki
On a side note, you can get staph from dirty towels and such..
“I felt pretty crappy in my match in Hawaii but I figured it was jet lag or maybe something I had eaten the night before. When I left Hawaii the next day I was getting chills and had to be covered with several blankets on the plane but I just kept having cold sweats. By the time I got to Vegas the infection had ballooned up and so I went to the hospital to have it checked out. They admitted me and I’ve been here ever since”. – Source GracieFighter.com