Lyoto Machida suspended two months following knockout loss

Not only did former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida lose his belt last Saturday night, but apparently he also walked away from the event with the dubious distinction of topping the list of medical suspensions issued by the Quebec Athletic Commission following UFC 113. Machida’s sixty-day vacation was mandated due to precautionary reasons stemming from his first-round knockout loss to current title-holder Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The news was initially reported by MMAJunkie who earlier this week also relayed word from Machida’s manager, Ed Soares, stating “The Dragon” suffered a hairline fracture to his orbital bone during the fight.

Other notable suspensions from the invent include Jonathan Goulet, who was issued a 30-day leave from action, as well as seven-day suspensions for Jason MacDonald and Patrick Cote. MacDonald and Cote will in reality both be sidelined for far longer than a week after suffering broken bones in their respective bouts. MacDonald recently took to his Twitter to relay his professional diagnosis of both a fractured tibia and fibia, as well as a dislocated ankle, which required “twelve screws and four plates” to repair, while Cote broke his hand against Alan Belcher and will be out at least three weeks.

The following is the remaining list of suspensions stemming from the show:

Seven-Day Suspensions – Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Alan Belcher, Joe Doerksen, John Salter, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, Matt Mitrione, Marcus Davis, Tom Lawlor

Fourteen-Day Suspensions – Jeremy Stephens, Johny Hendricks, Joey Beltran, Mike “Joker” Guymon, Josh Koscheck, Paul Daley, Sam Stout, Tim Hague, T.J. Grant and Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

6 COMMENTS
  • MMADEAL.com says:

    losing your title via KTFO in the first round and a 60 day medical suspension…definitely had to be machida’s worst night.

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  • antone3x7 says:

    Wait, the commission suspended Jason MacDonald for only 7 days for a broken tibia and fibia as well as a dislocated ankle?!? What, did they say, “It’s just a flesh wound, just rub some dirt on it!”

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  • Metal Jim says:

    Does seem kinda odd that MacDonald has a broken ankle and only gets a seven day. Walk it off!

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Jason must have been thrilled to get the call from the UFC…hopefully the paycheck was worth it. He will be on The shelf for a while and I’m sure when he returns it won’t be to the octagon.

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  • Robb says:

    Wait, the commission suspended Jason MacDonald for only 7 days for a broken tibia and fibia as well as a dislocated ankle?!? What, did they say, “It’s just a flesh wound, just rub some dirt on it!”

    He’s Canadian.
    7 days for a broken leg is actually a little excessive.

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  • Niv says:

    I think it’s inevitable that Machida vs Rua 3 will happen one day, but I wonder how Lyoto’s psyche will stand-up to that.

    They’ve fought twice and according to reports both times Machida suffered some pretty serious injuries and needed surgery after each fight.

    I don’t see Rua vs Machida 3 finishing any differently.

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