Jon Jones Issued Indefinite Medical Suspension Following UFC 152 Victory

Written by Tom Ngo
September 25th, 2012

UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones

The Office of the Athletics Commissioner of Ontario has medically suspended 10 athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 154: Jones vs. Belfort” event.

Light heavyweight king Jon Jones (Pictured), as well as five other fighters, were issued indefinite bans for various injuries sustained during their respective scraps.

As expected, “Bones” must have his right arm cleared by a physician before he can return to action. Jones claimed he heard his elbow “pop” when Vitor Belfort slapped on a near fight-ending armbar in the opening round.

Jones managed to escape and submit “The Phenom” with an Americana in the fourth frame.

Roger Hollett, Charles Oliveira, Simeon Thoresen and Charlie Brenneman were also handed indefinite suspensions.

Air Canada Centre in Toronto hosted this past weekend’s festivities.

Here is the card’s official IR list (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):

Jon Jones: Suspended indefinitely, but a physician can clear him early with an X-ray of his right arm

Vitor Belfort: Suspended 30 day due to an eyebrow laceration

Joseph Benavidez:
Suspended 30 days due to an eyebrow laceration

Roger Hollett: Suspended indefinitely, but a physician can clear him early with an X-ray of his left hand; regardless, suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons

Charles Oliveira: Suspended indefinitely, but a physician can clear him early with CT and MRI scans for multiple ailments; regardless, suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons

Igor Pokrajac: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons

Evan Dunahm: Suspended 60 day due to an forehead laceration

Lance Benoist:
Suspended 30 day due to an forehead laceration

Simeon Thoresen: Suspended indefinitely, but a physician can clear him early with an MRI; regardless, suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons

Charlie Brenneman: Suspended indefinitely, but a physician can clear him early with an MRI; regardless, suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons

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