Ask the Fight Doc: Should Matt Hamill have been medically cleared despite Staph?

Aside from Court McGee being crowned “The Ultimate Fighter 11” champion, the biggest news coming out of this past weekend’s UFC event was Matt Hamill’s clearance to fight despite an active Staph infection.

Hamill appeared at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale weigh-ins on Friday with a noticeable lesion on his lower back, and following his win over Keith Jardine on Saturday, he and Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer confirmed the infection.

In his latest “Ask the Fight Doc” installment, MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin wonders how that was possible and why so many others were unnecessarily put at risk.


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