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‘UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs Pearson’ Medical Suspensions

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 19th, 2012
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UFC Featherweight Chad Mendes

UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner has medically suspended all 20 athletes who competed in this past weekend’s “UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs Pearson” event.

The majority of the fighters were issued mandatory 21-day suspensions. However, seven contestants might be riding for pine for as long as six months.

Although, each of those combatants could return to action earlier with a doctor’s note.

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia hosted last weekend’s show.

Because Australia doesn’t have a governing body for mixed martial arts events, Ratner, who spearheaded the Nevada State Athletic Commission for several years, oversaw the show.

Here is the promotion’s official IR list (Courtesy of MMAJunkie.com):

Chad Mendes (Pictured): Suspended six months due to a left-foot injury, but can return earlier with physician’s clearance

Robert Whittaker: Suspended six months due to a right-hand injury, but can return earlier with physician’s clearance

Rousimar Palhares: Suspended six months due to a right-foot injury, but can return earlier with physician’s clearance

Joe Beltran: Suspended six months due to a right-hand injury, but can return earlier with physician’s clearance

Mike Pierce: Suspended six months due to facial injuries, but can return earlier with physician’s clearance. Regardless, suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons

Brendan Loughnane: Suspended six months due to a left-foot injury, but can return earlier with physician’s clearance

Mike Wilkinson: Suspended six months due to a jaw injury, but can return earlier with physician’s clearance

All other fighters were handed mandatory 21-day suspensions

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