Demian Maia and Mike Swick may have fared differently inside the Octagon at UFC 109 but share a similar fate now medical suspensions for the event have been issued – visit the doctor or sit on the sidelines until early summer. According to information received by Five Ounces of Pain from the Nevada State Athletic Commission neither will be allowed to return to the cage until August without first receiving a physician’s clearance.
American Kickboxing Academy’s Swick, who was submitted via D’Arce Choke in the second round of his bout against Paulo Thiago, must have his left elbow cleared by an orthopedic specialist in order to compete before August 6th with a minimum suspension from action running until March 24th. He is also prohibited from contact until March 9th.
Thiago’s Brazilian countryman, Maia, also found himself victorious on Saturday night although the win came courtesy of a unanimous decision over Dan Miller. However, during the contest he apparently suffered a cut to his left eyelid and must have the laceration treated by an ophthalmologist or ocular-plastics doctor if he has any desire to fight again during the next six months.
The complete list of suspensions is as follows:
Rolles Gracie – Suspended until 3/9/10 (no contact until 2/28/10)
Melvin Guillard – Needs a follow up ophthalmologic exam in one or two months; must be done before 03/26/10 and he must take a copy of his January 2010 examination.
Mac Danzig – Must have orthopedic clearance on possible left knee sprain or no contest until 8/6/10
Justin Buchholz – Suspended until 3/9/10 (no contact until 2/28/10)
Frank Trigg – Suspended until 3/24/10 (no contact until 3/9/10)
Demian Maia – Must have left vertical upper eyelid laceration cleared by an ophthalmologist or an ocular-plastics doctor or no contest until 08/06/10.
Dan Miller – Suspended until 3/9/10 (no contact until 2/28/10)
Mike Swick – Swick must have left elbow x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic Dr. or no contest until 8/6/10, minimum suspension no contest until 03/24/10 (no contact until 3/9/10)
Nate Marquardt – Suspended until 3/9/10 (no contact until 2/28/10)
Chael Sonnen – Suspended until 3/24/10 (no contact until 3/9/10 – lacerations on forehead and nasal bridge)
Mark Coleman – Suspended until 3/9/10 (no contact until 2/28/10)