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"TUF 9 Finale" Medical Suspensions Issued

Written by Tom Ngo
June 23rd, 2009
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended eight contestants that fought in this past weekend’s “The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale” event in Las Vegas. Following his controversial split decision loss to Diego Sanchez, main event fighter Clay Guida will be sidelined until August 15th for precautionary reasons.

Here is the complete rundown of the fighters that will be riding the pine due to injuries sustained in their respective scraps:

Jason Dent: Orthopedic doctor must clear right knee, otherwise he’s suspended until July 21st with no contact until July 12th.
Frank Lester: Suspended until July 21st with no contact until July 12th for precautionary reasons.
Mike Ciesnolevicz: Suspended until July 21st with no contact until July 12th for precautionary reasons.
Brad Blackburn: Orthopedic doctor must clear right shoulder, otherwise suspended until December 18th. Suspended until August 15th with no contact until July 21st for precautionary reasons.
Edgar Garcia: Suspended until July 21st with no contact until July 12th due to a right-eyebrow cut.
Andre Winner: Suspended until July 21st with no contact until July 12th due to a left-cheek laceration.
Kevin Burns: Doctor must clear right hand, otherwise, suspended until December 18th. Suspended until August 15th with no contact until July 21st for precautionary reasons.
Clay Guida: Suspended until August 15th with no contact during training until July 21st for precautionary reasons.

TUF 9 took place inside The Pearl at The Palms Hotel & Resort this past Saturday.

This list was provided by the NSAC and was later confirmed by MMAJunkie.com

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