UFC 167 Medical Suspensions: Johny Hendricks, Three Others, Could Be Sidelined for Six Months

November 18, 2013
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Johny Hendricks UFC 167 Open WorkoutUFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre retained his title on Saturday night at UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks, albeit amidst a swirling cloud of controversy. Many fans and pundits felt he hadn’t earned the split-decision nod that he got over Johny Hendricks, and then, after the fight, he declared he needed to “step away for a little bit,” without clarifying if that meant retirement.

It was a rough fight that earned St-Pierre a 45-day medical suspension, while Hendricks could be sidelined for as much as six months due to concerns over his right knee.

Ali Bagautinov, Gian Villante, and Cody Donovan also face a potential six-month forced benching pending medical clearance for various concerns.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the UFC 167 medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com. UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks took place on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 167 Medical Suspensions

Georges St-Pierre is suspended until Jan. 1, 2014, with no contact prior to Dec. 17.

Johny Hendricks must get orthopedic clearance on his right knee or he is suspended until May 17, 2014. He faces a minimum suspension until Dec. 17, with no contact prior to Dec. 8.

Chael Sonnen is suspended until Jan. 1, 2014, with no contact prior to Dec. 17.

Rory MacDonald is suspended until Dec. 17, with no contact prior to Dec. 8.

Josh Koscheck is suspended until Jan. 1, 2014, with no contact prior to Dec. 17.

Ali Bagautinov must get orthopedic clearance on his left foot or he is suspended until May 17, 2014. He faces a minimum suspension until Dec. 17, with no contact prior to Dec. 8.

Evan Dunham is suspended until Jan. 1, 2014, with no contact prior to Dec. 17, due to a left eyebrow laceration.

Rick Story is suspended until Jan. 1, 2014, with no contact prior to Dec. 17, due to a left eyebrow laceration.

Erik Perez is suspended until Dec. 17 with no contact prior to Dec. 8, due to a laceration on the bridge of his nose.

Gian Villante must get orthopedic clearance on both hands or he is suspended until May 17, 2014.

Cody Donovan must get his right hand x-rayed and get clearance by an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until May 17, 2014. He faces a minimum suspension until Dec. 17 with no contact prior to Dec. 8.

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  • TigOlBitties

    Wow, what a coincidence. Hendricks is suspended for six months for his knee right after Golden Boy St-Pierre needs to step away from the sport to discuss personal issues with E.T.

    • John

      yeah, because medical staff give two shits about potential MMA matchups.

      • TigOlBitties

        Just like judges are never on the take, right?

    • Kris-tyahn

      Yeah what a coincidence….. BAHAHAHA STFU you idiot! What’s your point dummy? FYI: Watch the fight again, and you’ll see exactly where GSP destroys Hendricks knee. It’s when Hendricks dips down, and then you see the anger in his face & throws a punch filled with anger! But I guess the medical staff were in on that as well right?!?
      Hendricks did much more damage in the 2 rounds he clearly won (rounds 2 & 4) with his power, while the 3 rounds GPS won were based more on skill, without the power. People need to get over the fact of how a fighter looks after a fight, b/c some fighters like GSP & Nick Diaz bruise like peaches, while fighters like BJ Penn & Anderson Silva can take a lot more punishment before any signs of damage can be seen on their face!
      Hendricks didn’t do enough to beat the champ, but the 2 rounds he won, he won in a more dominant matter. While the 3 rounds GPS won were close, but GSP still won 3 of 5. I actually thought Hendricks may have won the fight, but after seeing that the 1st round os the round people are debating, GSP won that round. I’ll have to watch it again, but when I first watched the fight, I gave the 1st to GSP!
      BTW Hendricks…. when you only use “70%” of your power in a fight, you deserve to lose, what an idiot. So BUTT hurt b/c he couldnt KO GSP with all his power, so he makes up a lame ass excuse. Just like he “out wrestled” GSP…. yet GSP took him down 3X, compared to Hendricks taking GSP down twice.

      • solo

        You can bahahahahaha as much as you want and telling everyone to shut up, but deep down you know your favorite fighter should lost his title, you just dont want to admit, to yourself and to all the fans who are here.

  • James

    GSP’s personal problems include an unexpected pregnancy and a father who is close to death as per a TMZ report

    • Kris-tyahn

      Father part is incorrect, according to his hot sister. But some hot chick he slept with is pregers & wants the kid, for obvious reasons. She will become a “celebrity” b/c of who the baby’s father is, and she will want part of his fortune/millions!!!
      I could understand how that would be a distraction, a much bigger distraction b/c of the money situation & b/c he wants to have a wife & kids…. apparently not with this chick whos pregnant!

      • David Unnecessarilylongmiddlen

        well…probably shoulda thought of that ahead of time….

  • Alam

    jajajaja

  • Fainmal

    So, if we use damage as an indicator to see who wins a fight then GSP wins AGAIN. Hendricks with a 6 month med suspension and GSP only got 45 days.

    • BA

      It’s a knee, you can’t say with any certainty how it got hurt. It could of happend during a takedown attempt by Hendricks, or it could of been injured before the fight. Jones toe got broken when he fought sonnen, if that went to decision should he lose because his to got caught in the edge of the mat?

      • Fainmal

        That’s not the point. I was being sarcastic.

        However, GSP didn’t come back from the hospital with a broken orbital, or a destroyed eye, nor did he get diagnosed with a concussion. The damage was all superficial. You can’t judge a fight by external tissue damage.

        Hendricks knee could have been pre injured but I’d bet a years salary it wasn’t or we wouldn’t have heard the end of it from Mr. 70% on how he couldn’t perform at his best because he was hurt.