Four UFC 87 Fighters Get Medical Suspensions

Written by Tom Ngo
August 11th, 2008

The Minnesota Combative Sports Commission released the medical suspension for four of the fighters that competed on this past weekend’s UFC 87. The fight card took place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The main event of the evening was the welterweight showdown between Jon Fitch and champion Georges St-Pierre. Both received 30 day suspensions resulting from their 5Round battle. 

MMAJunkie.com reported the following medical suspensions earlier today:

Ryan Thomas 30 Days due to cuts
Dan Evensen 30 Days due to knock out (CT Scans may determine a lengthier suspension)
Jon Fitch 30 Days Due to various facial injuries
Georges St-Pierre 30 Days due to cuts

It has been confirmed by UFC President Dana White that because St-Pierre successfully defended his title this past weekend against Fitch, MMA fans will be treated to the long awaited 170-pound rematch between he and current UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn. The bout is scheduled to take place on the UFC’s New Year’s Weekend card December 27th. Because GSP’s medical suspension is only 30 days, it will not jeopardize the possibility of the rematch taking place. 

An interesting side note is that according to MMAJunkie, the fighters’ salaries are not released in Minnesota as part of the state’s freedom of information legislation. They confirmed this information with Scott LeDoux, executive director of the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission.

(Picture courtesy of MMAWeekly.com)

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