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“UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” Medical Suspensions Issued

Written by Tom Ngo
March 1st, 2012
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Nine “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” contestants have been issued medical suspensions for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps, including featured fighters Benson Henderson (Pictured) and Frankie Edgar.

Although Edgar left Saitama Super Arena with a severely swollen left eye, he will only have to ride the pine for 45 days. Henderson, who appeared no worse for wear following their 25-minute affair, could be banned up to six months unless he can produce negative X-rays on both of his hands and left foot.

This shouldn’t be a problem for Bendo, as the freshly-minted lightweight champion was touring South Korea and performing in exhibitions on Tuesday.

UFC 144 took place this past Sunday in Saitama, Japan. Because there is no governing body for mixed martial arts in The Land of the Rising Sun, the suspensions were levied by Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC, in accordance with the guidelines set by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Here is the card’s official IR list (Courtesy of MixedMartialArts.com):

Tiequan Zhang; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Elji Mitsuoka: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact; 180 days or negative nasal x-ray for possible fracture

Joe Lauzon: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Tim Boetsch: 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact

Yushin Okami: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Cheick Kongo: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Quinton Jackson: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact; 180 days or right knee cleared by orthopedic doctor

Benson Henderson: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact; 180 days or negative x-ray of both hands and left foot for possible fracture

Frankie Edgar: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

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