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UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions: Urijah Faber Heads Trio of Possible Six-Month Suspensions

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Urijah-Faber-UFC-128_9887-450x260UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title on Saturday night at UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II, wielding the power that many thought a 125-pound man didn’t have in his hands. Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez little more than two minutes into the opening round of their fight, putting Benavidez on the UFC on Fox 9 medically suspended list.

Urijah Faber – although he won his fight by submitting Michael McDonald – landed what could be six-month suspension after he injured both hands in the fight.

Mac Danzig and Court McGee also face potential six-month suspensions for various concerns, while every fighter on the card received at least a mandatory seven-day rest period.

The California State Athletic Commission on Monday released the UFC on Fox 9 medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com. UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II took place on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions

Joseph Benavidez is suspended for 60 days pending a CT scan/full neurological evaluation and clearance by neurologist. He faces a minimum 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days.

Urijah Faber is suspended for 180 days due to injuries to both hands and his left wrist unless cleared by a doctor.

Michael McDonald is suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days. He is required to get a full neurological evaluation and clearance by a doctor.

Nik Lentz is suspended for 60 days due to a facial laceration and must get medical clearance.

Mac Danzig is suspended for 180 days due to a possible fractured nose and must get medical clearance. He also faces a 60-day suspension due to multiple cuts to his face and head, must get a CT scan of his left elbow/shoulder/clavicle, and get medical clearance.

Ryan LaFlare is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his left eye and must get medical clearance.

Court McGee is suspended for 180 days due to a possible left orbital fracture and vision problems and must get clearance from an ophthalmologist. He also faces a 60-day suspension for a cut around his left eye.

Edson Barboza is suspended for 60 days due to a head laceration and must get medical clearance.

Zach Makovsky is suspended for 60 days due to possible fractured left hand and must get medical clearance.

Scott Jorgensen is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his right eye and must get medical clearance.

Cody McKenzie is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his right eye and must get medical clearance.

Sam Stout is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his right eye and must get medical clearance.

Roger Bowling is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his right eye and must get medical clearance. He also faces a minimum 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days due to TKO loss.

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  • Maddawgmar

    Doesn’t surprise me. These MMA fighters hardly turn over there hands when they punch. There are two main reasons that there are more hand injuries than in boxing, turning over punches and smaller gloves. But shouldn’t be that way, boxers throw triple the amount of punches MMA fighter do yet get less hand injuries. That’s because of training, it’s muscle memory for them not to hit with the side of the hand or just two knuckles.

  • fsunoles10

    faber is always messing his hands up, think its about time for faber to ask for thicker hand wraps. there is always the mayweather route and take something off your punches.

  • King Of The Spread

    People always ask me – how can I say MMA be safer than football. Well It’s not just me that says it there is a lot of proof but just look at those suspensions, 30 days, 45 days, 60 days 180 days.

    Football will never care enough about their players to suspend them for that long – 7 days later get back out there we need to make money off you!

    • fsunoles10

      i think you fail to realize that you’re trying to compare apples and oranges. football more often than not you wont walk away with any injuries just some nix and bruises, mma if you’re not walking away with a gash or something messed up than hell it must have been a good night. btw im sure the players dont mind at all, i never played sports and looked at it like a job, i always enjoyed being out there whether it was practice or a game so im sure nobody has to beg them to go play im sure they jump at the opportunity.

      • lksjdf

        Are you drunk?