The entire roster for UFC 124, including headliners Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck, have been issued medical suspensions for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps inside the Belle Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Although it is not required to ban all athletes following a fight, the Quebec Athletic Commission prefers to hand out at least a precautionary suspension to every participant. They followed the same routine after UFC 113 went down in Montreal this past May.
That would explain why the welterweight king will be forced to sit the sidelines, despite appearing to leave his championship bout against Koscheck unscathed. Although St-Pierre collected his eighth consecutive lopsided victory on Saturday night, he will be riding the pine for 28 precautionary days, nonetheless.
The chatty challenger, on the other hand, wasn’t as lucky. Unfortunately for Kos, St-Pierre did THIS to his right eye in the 1stRound and it quickly went downhill from there. Koscheck is currently marinating in Boston, Massachusetts waiting for the swelling behind his broken orbital bone to deflate.
The record-setting event took place December 11th and marked the UFC’s final show of the decade.
Here is UFC 124’s complete injury report (Courtesy of MixedMartialArts.com):
Pat Audinwood; 30 days suspension (medical)
John Makdessi; 14 days suspension
TJ Grant; 30 days suspension (medical)
Ricardo Almeida;14 days suspension
Sean Pierson; 45 days suspension (medical)
Matt Riddle; 30 days suspension (medical)
Rafael Natal; 30 days suspension (medical)
Jesse Bongfeldt; 21 days suspension (medical)
Mark Bocek; 7 days suspension
Dustin Hazelett; 7 days suspension
Dan Miller; 45 days suspension (medical)
Joe Doerksen; 45 days suspension (medical)
John Howard; 30 days suspension (medical)
Thiago Alves; 21 days suspension (medical)
Joe Stevenson; 60 days suspension (medical)
Mac Danzig; 7 days suspension
Charles Oliveira; 7 days suspension
Jim Miller; 7 days suspension
Sean McCorkle; 30 days suspension (medical)
Stefan Struve; 7 days suspension
Josh Koscheck; 60 days suspension (medical)
Georges St-Pierre; 28 days suspension