UFC Fight Night 16 Medical Suspensions

Written by Tom Ngo
December 16th, 2008


The North Carolina State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions for the fighters that participated on last Wednesday’s “UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops” event.  A total of seven fighters will be forced to sit the sidelines for various injuries sustained from their respective fights. Lightweight Cory Hill will be out for at least 12-18 months due to the horrific leg injury he suffered in his fight against Dale Hartt.

It was reported last week that Hill had successful surgery on his right leg, and is in good spirits after suffering one of the most freakish accidents in MMA history. The surgery will require Hill to be out 12-18 months, however the Commission has suspended him indefinitely.

Razak Al-Hussan is also suspended indefinitely after suffering a dislocated right elbow. Al-Hussan refused to tap after Steve Cantwell caught him in an armbar.

Nate Loughran is suspended for 30 days for lacerations he suffered in his loss to Tim Credeur.

Brandon Wolff is suspended for 45 days for a contusion/hematoma on his forehead after his loss to Ben Saunders.

Jonathan Goulet is suspended for 60 days after his knockout loss to Mike Swick. Goulet must also have his left elbow x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedist before being cleared to fight.

Yoshiyuki Yoshida is suspended for 90 days following his devastating knockout loss to Josh Koscheck.

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