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Medical Suspension for UFC 120 Fighters

Written on October 20, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 120 is indeed a good fight, but not all winners went home okay. So for medical purposes, UFC suspended 20 fighters from the event. Check out the who's who below.

The Ultimate Fighting Championships issued medical suspensions to the 20 fighters for precautionary measures. As with most overseas shows, the UFC acted as its own regulatory body since no hosting athletic commission was available. The regulatory body was headed by UFC Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs, .

Both and will face a 180-day suspension due to a right hand injury. However, a clear X-ray result will lift their sanction. is suspended for 180 days due to a left hand injury. But he can be cleared early if an X-ray detects no problem with his thumb. All three of them, though cleared, will still undergo a mandatory 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons. will also face a 180-day suspension due to possible shoulder and chest injuries. He need to have an X-ray examination and MRI to be cleared early. Still, his mandatory suspension will run for 45 days.

Other suspensions, all for preventive measures, are posted below.

* : Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
* Yoshihiro Akiyama: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
* Dan Hardy: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
* Carlos Condit: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
* John Hathaway: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
* James Wilks: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
* Claude Patrick: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
* Cyrille Diabate: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
* : Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
* Vinicius Queiros: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
* Paul Sass: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
* Mark Holst: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
* Spencer Fisher: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
* Curt Warburton: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
* James McSweeney: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 21 days
* : Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days

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