Jon Jones Faces Six-Month Medical Suspension Unless Cleared by Doctor

Written by Tom Ngo
September 27th, 2011

UFC Champ Jon Jones

The Colorado Office of Boxing has medically suspended 12 “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” athletes for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps this past Saturday. Details regarding each fighter’s wounds were not made available. 

Reigning light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (Pictured) could be riding the pine for up to six months unless he receives medical clearance from a physician. Jones was seen icing his elbow and feet following his 4thRound submission victory over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the card’s featured attraction.

However, Jones appeared at the post-fight press conference and seemed healthy. There was a rumor the 24-year-old had broken his foot, but “Bones” claimed his feet were just sore.

Rampage was issued a 60-day ban and isn’t allowed contact for 45 days.

The Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado hosted this weekend’s show.

Here is the complete IR list for UFC 135:

Jon Jones – suspended 180 days or 45 days with physician’s clearance

Quinton Jackson – suspended 60 days, no contact 45 days

Matt Hughes – suspended 45 days, no contact 30 days

Mark Hunt – suspended 45 days, no contact 30 days

Ben Rothwell – suspended 60 days, no contact 45 days

Takanori Gomi – suspended 30 days

Aaron Riley – suspended 180 days, 90 days with physician’s clearance

Nick Ring – suspended 30 days

Eddie Yagin – suspended 30 days

Cole Escovedo – suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact

Ricardo Romero – suspended 60 days, 45 days no contact

James Te Huna – suspended 180 days for injuries or 30 day suspension with physician’s clearance.

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