UFC 88 Medical Suspensions Released

Written by Tom Ngo
September 9th, 2008

The medical suspensions from Saturday’s UFC 88 event have been released. A total of seven fighters were suspended for extended periods of time, for various injuries. Former UFC lightweight champion Chuck Liddell sustained the lengthiest suspension, being forced to sit 60 days, as well as undergo a CT Scan or MRI, and a neurological evaluation before being cleared to fight again. Liddell was knocked out by Rashad Evans in the 2ndRound of the main event of the night.

Here are the other suspensions resulting from UFC 88:

All fighters on the card were suspended a minimum of seven days. That is standard practice for all combat fighters in the state of Georgia.

Rich Franklin – Suspended for 60 days for the serious cut above his right eye.

Thiago Tavares – Suspended for 60 days, and will require a CT scan on his face to evaluate his nose and “zygomatic arch.”

Michael Patt – Suspended for 42 days for a nasal septal fracture, and will require a CT scan.

Ryo Chonan – Suspended for 42 days for a large laceration on his right eye.

Matt Hamill – Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Martin Kampmann – Suspended 30 days for soreness in his jaw and “TMJ tenderness.”

Matt Brown – Suspended for 15 days for a cut.

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