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Complete UFC 120 Roster Receives Medical Suspensions

Written by Tim Ngo
October 19th, 2010
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Following a night of freebie fights on Spike TV, the UFC has issued medical suspensions to all 20 athletes that competed in this past Saturday’s card in London, England.

Since there is no athletic commission when the Octagon heads across the pond, the UFC once again acted as the regulatory body to ensure the fighters’ safety. Their policies are in accordance with the guidelines set by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Although most of the suspensions were issued for precautionary reasons, four contestants will be out of action for an extended period of time.

Cheick Kongo, Mike Pyle and Travis Browne each received 180-day suspensions for their respective hand injuries. It’s possible they could return after a mandatory 30-day ban, but would need to receive medical clearance in order to do so.

Rob Broughton’s six month suspension can be credited to possible shoulder and chest injuries. He must undergo an X-ray and MRI in order to be cleared early. Although, his mandatory suspension runs 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons will remain.

Here is the complete list of suspensions (Courtesy of MixedMartialArts.com):

Michael Bisping: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Yoshihiro Akiyama: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
Dan Hardy: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Carlos Condit: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
John Hathaway: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
James Wilks: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Claude Patrick: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
Cyrille Diabate: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
Alexander Gustafsson: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
Vinicius Queiros: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
Paul Sass: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
Mark Holst: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
Spencer Fisher: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days
Curt Warburton: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
James McSweeney: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 21 days
Fabio Maldonado: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days

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