James Krause hasn’t been in the Octagon since February 2016, but there’s a good reason for his absence.
The UFC lightweight recently posted post-surgery pictures of a staph infection on his leg. Krause revealed on Twitter that it was his third staph infection in the past 10 years.
3rd time in 10 years having staph and the earliest I've caught it. 3 surgeries and almost 2 weeks later I'm glad to finally be home! pic.twitter.com/wW7fTKFeti— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) March 14, 2017
“Going home today! 10 days in the hospital, 3 (2.5 ish) surgeries, but the infection is gone and I’m feeling better,” Krause wrote on Instagram. “Will be on crutches and will still have a PICC line for a couple weeks but all is improving!”
Krause last appeared at UFC Fight Night 83 on Feb. 21, 2016, when he took a unanimous decision triumph over Shane Campbell. The 30-year-old Missouri native owns a 4-3 mark in the Las Vegas-based promotion that also includes victories over Daron Cruickshank, Jamie Varner and Sam Stout. Krause is 23-7 over the course of a pro career that began in 2007.