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Seven UFC 140 fighters sidelined for sixty days due to medical reasons

This past weekend may have featured some incredible action inside the Octagon but the evening’s participants apparently paid the price for their entertaining performances.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Tito Ortiz, and Mark Hominick all received 60-day medical suspensions following this past Saturday’s UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida event.

All fighters from the card were placed on at least a fourteen-day suspension, most receiving the minimal sentence for precautionary reasons including UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones who submitted Lyoto Machida in the main event.

Nogueira’s suspension stems from a broken arm suffered against Frank Mir, while Ortiz needs a chest X-ray after his beating suffered by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Hominick suffered a knockout at the hands of Chan Sung Jung.

Here is the complete list of UFC 140 medical suspensions exceeded the standard two-week period:

Lyoto Machida: Suspended 30 days for cut over right eye
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: Suspended 60 days due to submission loss, needs clearance from orthopedic surgeon
Tito Ortiz: Suspended 60 days due to TKO loss, needs chest X-ray and abdominal ultrasound
Mark Hominick: Suspended 60 days due to TKO loss, needs MRI or CT scan
Krzysztof Soszynski: Suspended 60 days due to knockout loss, needs MRI or CT scan
Jared Hamman: Suspended 60 days due to knockout loss, needs MRI or CT scan
Rich Attonito: Suspended 60 days due to TKO loss, needs MRI or CT scan
Mitch Clarke: Suspended 60 days due to TKO loss, needs MRI or CT scan

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6 COMMENTS
  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Only 60 days for Nog?! Wow thats good news. Would like to see him fight again.

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  • Dufresne says:

    From what I’ve heard he’s not going to need surgery and he should be back within 9 months.

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  • edub says:

    Machida only being susupended for 30 days is a joke. I don’t know if the commission actually watched the fights or not, but the TKO losses that happened earlier in the night had nothing on Jones choking out Lyoto. Falling to the ground lifeless, slamming your head while completely unconsious: apparently that means nothing to whoever this commission was. Fucking sad.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Seriously, do they not understand how a blood choke works!? Machida was less-than half a minute from death.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Umm they know more than you two. Machida passed out from lack of o2 to the brain as opposed to repeated trauma. As long as the flow is started quickly the damage is minimal if any. With TKOs or KOs, there is damage being done to the brain.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    He also fell face first into the canvas after Jones let him go.

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