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Ten UFC 114 fighters receive medical suspensions

With five former Ultimate Fighter seasonal champs slated for “UFC 114 – Rampage vs. Evans” it stood to reason at least one would walk away with a commission-mandated break once the evening’s action had concluded. According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission it actually appears three of them did, while neither Quinton “Rampage” Jackson or Rashad Evans was listed on the NSAC report.

Amir Sadollah, Efrain Escudero, and Diego Sanchez were listed alongside seven other Zuffa athletes competing at the event who will now be sidelined while healing up from injuries sustained in their respective fights. Sadollah, who lost a unanimous decision to Dong Hyun Kim, appears to have the longest break ahead of him based on “possible right-hand and right-ankle injuries” that will see him out of competition for more than six months without a doctor’s clearance. Sanchez will also need a medical professional’s approval before returning to the Octagon due to a “possible right-eye corneal abrasion” resulting in an “indefinite” vacation.

The above information was released by the NSAC and reported by MMAJunkie.

The complete list of suspensions is as follows:

Jesse Forbes – Suspended until June 13 with no contact until June 6 for precautionary reasons
Waylon Lowe – Suspended until Nov. 26 due to possible chest injury, though can be cleared early an orthopedic doctor following X-rays; suspended until June 29 with no contact until June 20 for precautionary reasons
Luiz Cane – Suspended until Nov. 26 due to fractured left-maxillary sinus and nose injuries, though can be cleared early by ear-nose-throat doctor
Diego Sanchez – Suspended indefinitely until cleared by ophthalmologist for possible right-eye corneal abrasion; suspended until June 29 with no contact until June 20 for left-eye laceration
Amir Sadollah – Suspended until Nov. 26 due to possible right-hand and right-ankle injuries, though can be cleared early an orthopedic doctor following X-rays; suspended until June 29 with no contact until June 20 for precautionary reasons
Dong Hyun Kim – Suspended until June 20 with no contact until June 13 due to right-eyelid laceration
Efrain Escudero – Suspended until July 14 with no contact until June 29 due to scalp and left-eyelid lacerations
Todd Duffee – Suspended until July 14 with no contact until June 29 for precautionary reasons
Mike Russow – Suspended until Nov. 26 due to broken left ulna/forearm, though can be cleared early by orthopedic doctor; suspended until July 14 with no contact until June 29 due to upper-eyelid laceration
Dan Miller – Suspended until June 29 with no contact until June 20 due to upper-eyelid laceration

12 COMMENTS
  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    As usual five ounces provides my one stop shop for the latest important MMA news-seriously-thankyou

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  • slammy862 says:

    I heard Duffee needed an ego transplant.

    Could be awhile to recover from that.

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  • stone says:

    Damn… Sounds like Luiz Cane got KTFO! Wish they would’ve showed that one saturday!

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    They showed the Cane knockout on the Spike undercard. Unfortunate they couldn’t squeeze it into the PPV portion.

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  • danw84 says:

    … they did.

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  • king mah mah says:

    Rampage still is better than Rashad. He intended to end the fight more than Rashad and he almost knocked him out in the third.

    I really hate Rashad’s new style of fighting where he feels safe “humping” his way to victory. VS. Knocking someone out.

    Don’t know, just my opinion.

    Thumbs it down BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • MCM says:

    If Amir is out for at least 6 months, how is that gonna affect his career? I mean, I like the guy, but he seams extremely injury prone. This has been his best year so far, but now it appears he’s out..again. Tough break.

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  • nothing_shank says:

    It isn’t very likely that any of these guys will truly be out for all that long. Most of the suspensions are based on MD clearance. Dana’s got doctors in his pocket he can use to get these guys cleared to fight fairly quickly(look at the TUF fighters they get medical clearance after about 1-2 weeks even with facial stitches). Everyone will be back to the mats by mid-late june.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I still cant belive Brillz lost that fight. He almost finishe Nogeria twice, and controlled the first two rounds. Amir didnt look to good vs Kim but if his wrestling was a little better he wins that fight. I expect to see big things from Amir in the next two years, and Dong Huyn Kim really reminds me of the WW version of Yushin Okami.

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  • Kamakosmo says:

    Rampage still is better than Rashad. He intended to end the fight more than Rashad and he almost knocked him out in the third. I really hate Rashad’s new style of fighting where he feels safe “humping” his way to victory. VS. Knocking someone out.Don’t know, just my opinion.Thumbs it down BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (Quote)

    He “intended” to end the fight more??? What the hell does that mean? He “almost” knocked him out in the third? You are an MMA Analytical whiz! You really thought that one through. LOL!
    First, I’ll wash your “Almost” because Rashad “Almost” knocked Rampage out in the first, remember? If Page “Intended” to end the fight, he should have, cuz he had the chance and the tank was empty. Rashad is the smarter fighter and you’re just a sad, sad little boy……

    Thumb that one down Queenie

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Hilarious posts aside-we really need to be more concerned about our beloved fighters welfare

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  • Guthookd says:

    Hilarious posts aside-we really need to be more concerned about our beloved fighters welfare  (Quote)

    Agreed. Fighters should get welfare automatically……food stamps and all.

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