- LIDDELL & FRANKLIN TOP UFC 88 MEDICAL SUSPENSIONS

September 8, 2008
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Not surprisingly, Chuck Liddell was given the most serious of medical suspensions coming out of Saturday’s UFC 88 in Atlanta. The former champ is suspended for 60 days and will require a CT Scan or MRI and a neurological evaluation before being cleared to fight again.

Rich Franklin is also suspended for 60 days for the serious cut above his right eye, while opponent Matt Hamill is suspended for 30 days.

Martin Kampmann is suspended 30 days for his TKO loss to Nate Marquardt. According to a post-fight doctor’s report, he had soreness in his jaw and “TMJ tenderness.”

Thiago Tavares is also suspended for 60 days and will require a CT scan to his face to evaluate his nose and “zygomatic arch” before being cleared to fight again.

Michael Patt is suspended for 42 days and will require a CT scan to fight again. He sustained a nasal septal fracture in his fight with Tim Boetsch.

Ryo Chonan is suspended for 42 days due to a large laceration on his right eye.

Matt Brown is suspended for 15 days due to a cut he sustained in his fight with Dong Hyun Kim.

The remaining fighters on the card were suspended for 7 days, standard practice for anyone fighting in the state of Georgia.

A report on the economic activity generated by the event is also forthcoming, said Matthew Carrothers, director of media relations for Secretary of State Karen Handel.

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