Ultimate Fight Night 38 Medical Suspensions: Mauricio Rua Gets 180 Days

Ultimate Fight Night 38 delivered six stoppages over eleven fights and delivered a ton of carnage.

Whether or not it was Godofredo Castro’s beautiful flying knee KO of Noad Lahat, or Dan Henderson’s thunderous golf shot of a punch square to the nose of Mauricio Rua, the night delivered many exciting moments and fights, for the Natal, Brazil, card.   

Oddly, but happily enough, the amount of damage done on the night was not reflected in the medical suspensions that have been handed out.

Of the twenty-two fighters that fought at the South American event only two, Mauricio Rua and Michel Prazeres, received 180 day medical suspensions. The rest were given the standard fourteen, thirty, or forty-five day shelving’s, with varying days of no contact.

For their parts, Rua and Prazeres can be cleared prior to the 180 day stipulation if they pass mandatory medical tests. In terms of it, Rua must pass a CT scan and Prazeres an X-ray of his right hand, should they wish to return earlier.

If there was a shock in the medicals it was probably Gian Villante. Villante received a forty-five day suspension and thirty days no contact, for the beating that he took at the hands of Fabio Maldonado. For the shots that he took in the second and third rounds, it’s shocking that he wasn’t suspended for more time and required to undergo a CT scan prior to coming back.

The full list of medical suspensions is as follows:

Godofredo Pepey: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact

Noad Lahat: suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact

Hans Stringer: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Francimar Barroso: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Kenny Robertson: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact

Thiago Perpetuo: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Jussier Formiga: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact

Scott Jorgensen: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact

Thiago Santos: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact

Ronny Markes: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Rony Jason: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact

Steven Siler: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Michel Prazeres: suspended 180 days (or cleared after X-ray of right hand)

Mairbek Taisumov: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Fabio Maldonado: suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact

Gian Villante: suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact

Norman Parke: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Leonardo Santos: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

C.B. Dollaway: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact

Cezar Ferreira: suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact

Dan Henderson: suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact

Mauricio Rua: suspended 180 days (or cleared after a head CT exam)


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    enjoylife321

    March 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    If you draw a midsaggital line from the top lip of Shogun to his forehead you can see his nose has boogied about 5mm to the right.

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