Though seven UFC 111 fighters received suspensions from the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, only one individual on the list will be sitting on the sidelines for reasons unrelated to his medical status – Rousimar Palhares. The Brazilian middleweight, known as a jiujitsu specialist, scored a submission win via heel hook over opponent Tomasz Drwal 45 seconds into their bout but refused to release the hold until physically prompted to do so by the referee even though Drawl was vigorously tapping. For his actions Palhares was issued a 90 day suspension by the NJSACB. No official word has surfaced on whether or not he will receive further discipline from the UFC.
The above and following information was originally reported by MMAJunkie.
The complete list of suspensions is as follows:
Matt Riddle – Suspended indefinitely pending CT scan
Jared Hamman – Suspended indefinitely pending X-rays of right foot; suspended minimum of 60 days for lacerations on right foot
Tomasz Drwal – Suspended indefinitely pending X-rays of left knee and left ankle
Rousimar Palhares – Suspended 90 days for not releasing submission
Rory Markham – Suspended 30 days for facial laceration
Mark Bocek – Suspended 30 days for scalp laceration
Frank Mir – Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons