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UFC 84: Ill Will Medical Suspensions

Written by Tim Ngo
May 28th, 2008
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission released UFC 84:Ill Will’s medical suspension list. Many fighters will be out of action for a while after suffering some injuries that will take some time to heal. Both BJ Penn and Wanderlei Silva walked away perfectly healthy, as did some other undercard fighters.

Here’s a breakdown of the medical suspensions:

Jason Tan suffered a nasal fracture that must be cleared by a doctor or he cannot compete until 11/21/08 with a minimum of 7/9/08. Tan cannot have any contact until 6/24/08 after his TKO loss to Dong Hyun Kim.

Christian Wellisch is suspended until 6/8/08 and can have no contact until 6/1/08 after his TKO loss to Shane Carwin.

Terry Etim cannot have contact until 6/15/08 because of a right cheek laceration in his unanimous decision loss to Rich Clementi.

Kazuhiro Nakamura suffered a nasal fracture that must be cleared by a doctor or he cannot compete until 11/21/08 with a minimum of 7/9/08. Nakamura cannot have any contact until 6/24/08 after his TKO loss to Thierry Sokoudjou.

Antonio Mendes is medically suspended until 6/24/08 and can have no contact until 6/15/08 after his submission loss (strikes) to Thiago Silva.

Tito Ortiz must have his left hand and wrist cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he cannot compete until 11/21/08 with a minimum no contest of 7/9/08. Ortiz can have no contact until 6/24/08. He also suffered a right eyelid laceration in his unanimous decision loss to Lyoto Machida.

Goran Reljic is medically suspended until 6/24/08 and cannot have any contact until 6/15/08.

Wilson Gouveia is medically suspended until both his nasal and maxillary sinus fractures are cleared by a doctor. Gouveia also suffered broken ribs and cannot compete until 11/21/08 with a minimum no contest of 7/24/08. His minimum suspension is until 7/24/08 and no contact will be until 7/9/08.

Keith Jardine has to clear a possible nasal fracture with a doctor or else he cannot compete until 11/21/08 with a minimum suspension of 7/24/08. Jardine cannot have any contact until 7/9/08 after his TKO loss to Wanderlei Silva.

Sean Sherk is medically suspended until 7/9/08 and cannot have any contact until 6/24/08 after suffering a right cheek laceration in his TKO loss to BJ Penn.

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