The Nevada State Athletic Commission released its list of medical suspensions resulting from action at UFC 108 and it appears as though seven athletes will be taking a temporary vacation from full contact training due to damage sustained at the event, two of whom are listed as requiring clearance from a doctor before resuming their regular schedules.
According to an email sent to Five Ounces of Pain by the NSAC, Dustin Hazelett will be sidelined from competition until at least March 4th, 2010 with the date extended an additional four months unless examined by a health care professional to look at a “right orbital blowout” (broken orbital bone) and “nasal fractures”. Hazelett was dropped to the canvas with a devastating left hook a little over two minutes into his clash with British knockout specialist Paul Daley who then pounced on the jiujitsu specialist and pounded him out for the win.
Though Mark Munoz may have faired better than “McLovin” in his respective bout at UFC 108, the former All-American wrestler joins Hazelett as the only other fighter from last weekend’s event needing a physician’s clearance if expecting to step back into the Octagon before July of this year. “The Philippine Wrecking Machine” apparently showed some sign of injury to his right forearm after his fight and has been asked to see an orthopedist before competing again.
The complete list of suspensions is as follows:
Mike Pyle – Suspended until 2/2/10 (no contact until 1/23/10)
Ryan Jensen – Suspended until 1/23/10 (no contact until 1/16/10)
Mark Munoz – Must have right hand, wrist, and elbow x-rayed and cleared by orthopedist or no contest until 7/2/10
Jacob Volkmann – Suspended until 2/2/10 (no contact until 1/23/10)
Gilbert Yvel – Suspended until 2/2/10 (no contact until 1/23/10)
Sam Stout – Suspended until 2/2/10 (no contact until 1/23/10 – forehead laceration)
Dustin Hazelett – Must have right orbital blowout and nasal fractures cleared by oral, maximal, facial surgeon, or ophthalmologist or no contest until 7/2/10, minimum suspension until 3/4/10 (no contact until 2/2/10)