UFC 116 Medical Suspension List

A major part of what made this past Saturday’s event the most exciting in recent time can be attributed to the sudden and violent finishes that decided many of the night’s bouts.  However, such success can come at a price.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission officially released the medical suspension list for UFC 116, which took place on Saturday, July 3, 2010, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With quite a few names appearing, most significant among them is Ricardo Romero, who sustained a broken jaw in his bout with Seth Petruzelli and is also taking some time off to heal a right elbow strain.  In addition, Stephan Bonnar (facial lacerations), Krzysztof Soszynski (left thumb) and Chris Tuchscherer (hearing loss) were also issued mandatory leaves of absence.

The complete medical suspension list reads as follows:

Brock Lesnar: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for right eyelid and left eyebrow lacerations.

Shane Carwin: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Chris Leben: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Yoshihiro Akiyama: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Stephan Bonnar: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for facial lacerations.

Krzysztof Soszynski: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (left thumb) unless cleared by a physician.

Kurt Pellegrino: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (left knee) unless cleared by a physician.

Chris Tuchscherer: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for right cheek laceration, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (hearing loss left ear) unless cleared by a physician.

Ricardo Romero: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (broken jaw) unless cleared by a physician.

Seth Petruzelli: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (right elbow strain) unless cleared by a physician.

Dave Branch: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

While some of these suspensions may seem a little extensive, it is important to remember it is a precautionary measure in many cases.  Doctors frequently give fighters the go ahead much sooner if their recovery has progressed sufficiently.

 

source:  MMAMania.com



3 Comments

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    ogobska

    July 7, 2010 at 9:22 am

    maybe leben has a reason now not to fight in 2 weeks :D

  2. Profile photo of moots

    moots

    July 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Hearing loss, Ugh, is that common?

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    Joey Santosus

    July 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Lol, I wondered the same thing….

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