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Jon Jones and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Issued Medical Suspension Following UFC 128

Written by Tom Ngo
March 20th, 2011
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While it appeared as though Jon Jones barely broke a sweat in steamrolling Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to capture the light heavyweight title at UFC 128, the Octagon’s latest superstar was issued a medical suspension by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board following Saturday night’s dominating victory.

Jones was placed on indefinite suspension pending an X-ray, MRI and orthopedic clearance of his right hand.

Shogun, on the other hand, is banned 60 days courtesy of his 3rdRound TKO loss. He is also suspended indefinitely pending a CT head scan.

In all, the NJSACB will force 10 “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones” contestants to ride the pine for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps.

Last night’s show took place inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Here is the complete IR list from Saturday’s card (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: Suspended indefinitely pending CT head scan, minimum 60-day suspension for TKO loss

Brendan Schaub: Suspended indefinitely pending CT scan of facial/orbital bones, minimum 60-day suspension for facial laceration

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic: Suspended indefinitely pending CT head scan, minimum 30-day suspension for knockout loss and facial lacerations

Raphael Assuncao: Suspended 30 days for knockout loss

Jon Jones: Suspended indefinitely pending X-ray, MRI and orthopedic clearance of right hand

Kamal Shalorus: Suspended indefinitely pending CT scan of facial/orbital bones

Luiz Cane: Suspended indefinitely pending X-ray and orthopedic clearance of left thumb

Eliot Marshall: Suspended indefinitely pending CT head scan, minimum 30-day suspension for TKO loss

Edson Barboza: Suspended indefinitely pending X-ray of right hand and right knee

Ian Loveland: Suspended indefinitely pending MRI and orthopedic clearance of right ankle

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