Medical Suspensions Following UFC 128

Pay-per-view event UFC 128 was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J on Saturday, March 19, 2011. Wars were waged between fighters, and as is expected in the sport of mixed martial arts, injuries were sustained by several competitors.

Among those competing last Saturday, a total 10 competitors received medical suspensions from the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

Both headliners Jon Jones and Shogun received medical suspensions after their heavy hitting bout. Jones faces an indefinite suspension pending an X-ray, MRI, and orthopedic clearance of his right hand. Rua meanwhile faces the standard 60 day TKO suspension as well as an indefinite suspension pending a CT head scan.

The remaining list of medical suspensions are shown below:

Kamal Shalorus faces a 60-day TKO suspension and will sit out indefinitely pending a CT scan of his facial/orbital bones.

Mirko Cro Cop was suspended 30 days after suffering the knockout, another 30 days for facial laceration healing, and indefinitely pending a CT head scan.

Brendan Schaub was suspended 60 days for a facial laceration, and indefinitely pending a CT scan of his facial/orbital bones.

Luiz Cane was suspended indefinitely pending an x-ray and orthopedic clearance of his left thumb.

Cane’s TKO victim Eliot Marshall was suspended 30 days for the TKO, and indefinitely pending a CT head scan.

Victorious Edson Barboza was suspended indefinitely pending x-rays and clearance of both his right hand and right knee.

Undercard competitor Ian Loveland was suspended indefinitely pending an MRI and orthopedic clearance of his right ankle.

Raphael Assuncao, who was rendered unconscious by Erik Koch received a 30-day suspension as a result of the knockout.