Waylon Lowe has won four consecutive fights since leaving the UFC in 2011, but that isn’t why the 32-year-old American Top Team product is getting attention.
According to Philly.com, Lowe is suing Kama Sutra Pleasure Balm Prolonging Gel after the product allegedly burned and scarred his genitals so badly that he “remains permanently disfigured and dysfunctional.”
Lowe has sued the Philadelphia-based sex shop where he purchased the gel as well as the gel’s California-based creator – Kama Sutra Co. and Kamsut Inc. -- for $50,000 in damages.
"This is a very private, but very significant loss for a man who is very vital in so many other aspects," Thomas R. Kline, Lowe’s attorney, told Philly.com. "This is a man who literally makes his living avoiding injury; he knows how to protect himself. Yet he wasn't provided with the most basic, simple instructions to protect himself from this product. If it could happen to him, it could happen to anyone."
Lowe had previously used the gel without issue until last September, according to the report:
In the complaint, filed May 14, Lowe claims he had used the desensitizing gel previously without problem. And when he applied it last Sept. 1, he and his fiancée began lovemaking without incident. But when their 3-year-old daughter awoke, the fiancée interrupted their intercourse to attend to her, according to the lawsuit.
Before she returned, Lowe "began to experience excruciating pain and pressure in his penis," the lawsuit states. "He removed the condom and his penis swelled significantly. He sought emergency medical treatment and follow-up care thereafter."
Lowe last fought on March 23, earning a first-round knockout over Cameron Dollar at WSOF 2 – his fourth consecutive victory by knockout or technical knockout. A three-time NCAA Division II national champion wrestler, Lowe went 2-2 in the UFC, posting victories over Willamy Freire and Steve Lopez.