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- NUMEROUS PRIDE FIGHTERS MEDICALLY SUSPENDED

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

by Al Yu – MMAWeekly.com (Photo courtesy of April Pishna)
Mixed martial artists put their bodies on the line each and every time they compete, as reflected in the medical suspensions that were handed down after Pride 33.

In the United States, Pride doesn’t have anything to do with the length or type of medical suspension that any given fighter receives. These decisions are left up to the doctors of the various athletic commissions, in this case the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Fighters who are under a medical suspension from the NSAC cannot fight anywhere in the world (including Japan) without facing possible disciplinary action.

With Pride’s next show taking place in Japan on April 8th, all of the fighters who are listed below as “suspended until April 11th” or later will not be allowed to compete on the April 8th show.

As a result, Pride will have to book its April 8th show without having access to Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, Takanori Gomi, Nick Diaz, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem, Mac Danzig, or Jason Ireland.

Medical Suspensions Stemming from Pride 33:

-Nick Diaz has been medically suspended for six months (until August 24th) due to an injured and possibly broken orbital bone (the orbital bone is the bone that surrounds the eye socket). If Diaz is medically cleared before then, his minimum suspension would still last through April 26th.

-Dan Henderson has been medically suspended for six months (until August 24th) due to a broken second metacarpal in his right hand. If Henderson is medically cleared before then, his minimum suspension would still last through April 11th.

-Mac Danzig has been medically suspended for six months (until August 24th) due to an injured and possibly broken left thumb. If Danzig is medically cleared before then, his minimum suspension would still last through April 11th.

-Takanori Gomi has been medically suspended for six weeks (until April 11th) due to damage sustained in his submission loss.

-Wanderlei Silva has been medically suspended for six weeks (until April 11th) due to damage sustained in his KO loss.

-Alistair Overeem has been medically suspended for six weeks (until April 11th) due to damage sustained in his KO loss.

-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been medically suspended for six weeks (until April 11th) due to damage sustained in his KO loss.

-Jason Ireland has been medically suspended for six weeks (until April 11th) due to damage sustained in his submission loss.

-Travis Wiuff has been medically suspended for four weeks (until March 27th) due to damage sustained in his submission loss.

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