UFC on Fox 7 Medical Suspensions

UFC on Fox 7 was a thoroughly entertaining night of scraps punctuated by some devastating finishes and only three decisions. Such an awesome event did not come without casualties, with Jordan Mein, Nate Diaz, Ramsey Nijem and Daniel Cormier facing lengthy suspensions:

Benson Henderson: mandatory seven-day suspension

Gilbert Melendez: mandatory seven-day suspension

Daniel Cormier: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for swollen right middle finger

Frank Mir: mandatory seven-day suspension

Josh Thomson: mandatory seven-day suspension

Nate Diaz: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for facial lacerations to nose and cheek. Also suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO

Matt Brown: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for laceration to right eyebrow

Chad Mendes: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible right index finger fracture

Darren Elkins: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO

Francis Carmont: mandatory seven-day suspension

Lorenz Larkin: mandatory seven-day suspension

Myles Jury: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for laceration to right eyebrow

Ramsey Nijem: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician. Sent to hospital for head trauma. Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact, no exceptions, for KO

Joseph Benavidez: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact for broken tooth and laceration to right eyebrow or until cleared by physician

Darren Uyenoyama: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO

Jorge Masvidal: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for right thumb fracture. Also suspended suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for two top of scalp lacerations

Tim Means: mandatory seven-day suspension

T.J. Dillashaw: mandatory seven-day suspension

Hugo Viana: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO

Anthony Njokuani: mandatory seven-day suspension

Roger Bowling: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for KO and must have nEurological check

Yoel Romero: mandatory seven-day suspension

Clifford Starks: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for KO

So UFC on Fox 7 did cause a large number of fighters extended lay offs, but not without reward. The highly anticipated card delivered in a big way, earning itself my personal lock for event of 2013. Providing Chris Weidman doesn’t crane kick Anderson Silva to claim a six second knockout at UFC 162….

Stay tuned to Lowkick!

 


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    KeithFarrell

    April 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Half a year for DC… unless he gets cleared that is along time off.

    I guess this would be the perfect time to go to LHW, right?

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