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“UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” Medical Suspensions

Written by Tom Ngo
October 31st, 2011
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission has medically suspended 10 “UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” fighters for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps this past Saturday.

Although BJ Penn was reportedly rushed to the hospital after his loss to Nick Diaz in the show’s featured contest, he and Diaz were merely issued precautionary bans following their 15-minute war.

Despite leaving Las Vegas with victories, Bart Palaszewski and Brandon Vera were each sentenced to six-month suspensions. “Bartimus” needs to have his right hand examined, while Vera’s left elbow has to be checked.

However, both can return to action sooner with a doctor’s note.

The Mandalay Bay Events Center hosted this weekend’s show.

Here is UFC 137’s official IR list:

Nick Diaz: Suspended until 11/29/11, no contact until 11/20/11 (precautionary)

BJ Penn: Suspended until 12/29/11, no contact until 12/14/11 (precautionary)

Matt Mitrione: Suspended until 12/14/11, no contact until 11/29/11 (precautionary)

Mirko Filipovic: Suspended until 12/14/11, no contact until 11/29/11 (precautionary)

George Roop: Suspended until 12/14/11, no contact until 11/29/11 (lacerations)

Dennis Siver: Suspended until 12/14/11, no contact until 11/29/11 (precautionary)

Bart Palaszewski: Palaszewski must have right hand X-rayed. If positive, must have
orthopedic doctor’s clearance. Minimum suspension until 12/14/11, no contact until 11/29/11 (lacerations)

Tyson Griffin: Suspended until 12/14/11, no contact until 11/29/11 (precautionary)

Brandon Vera: Vera must have left elbow injury (torn ligament) cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 4/28/12. Minimum suspension until 12/14/11, no contact until 11/29/11.

Danny Downes: Suspended until 11/29/11, no contact until 11/20/11 (lacerations)

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