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TUF 19 Finale Medical Suspensions: Despite Retirement, BJ Penn Faces Minimal Suspension

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BJ PennFrankie Edgar defeated BJ Penn at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on Sunday night in Las Vegas, cementing his place among the top tier of the UFC featherweight division.

For Penn, however, it was the realization that it was time for him to leave the sport he helped build behind. Penn retired following the fight.

He faces a minimal suspension, but it won’t mean much since he doesn’t intend to return to the Octagon.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released the TUF 19 Finale medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com.

The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale: Edgar vs. Penn III took place on Sunday, July 6, at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas.

TUF 19 Finale Medical Suspensions

BJ Penn is suspended until Sept. 5 with no contact before Aug. 21 due to a left eye laceration.

Matt Van Buren must have a right orbital fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist or he is suspended until Jan. 3, 2015. He faces a minimum suspension until Aug. 21 with no contact before Aug. 6.

Eddie Gordon must have his left shoulder cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until Jan. 3, 2015.

Dhiego Lima is suspended until Aug. 21 with no contact before Aug. 6.

Justin Scoggins is suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact before July 28.

Guto Inocente is suspended until Aug. 21 with no contact before Aug. 6 due to facial lacerations.

Jesse Ronson is suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact before July 28.

Tuerxun Jumabieke is suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact before July 28.

Juan Manuel Puig is suspended until Aug. 21 with no contact before Aug. 6.

Patrick Walsh is suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact before July 28 due to a scalp laceration.

Keith Berish must have a left knee injury cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until Jan. 3, 2015.

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