Bellator Dynamite 1 Medical Suspensions: McGeary and Ortiz Potentially Out Six Months

September 23, 2015

Tito Ortiz may have topped the payroll for Bellator Dynamite 1, but that couldn’t keep him off of the medically suspended list, along with his opponent, light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary.

26b_TitoOrtizUFC121w 750x370Ortiz cashed in nearly half of the disclosed payroll for the event, but both he and McGeary face potential six-month suspensions following their main event bout. Each must get medical clearance before returning to action: Ortiz for neck pain and McGeary for a strained ligament in his left leg.

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Joining the headliners on the list of potentially lengthy suspensions are the likes of recent UFC transfer Josh Thomson, former Bellator champion Emanuel Newton, and fan-favorite King Mo Lawal, amongst others.

The California State Athletic Commission released the full medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.

Bellator Dynamite 1 took place on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

Bellator Dynamite 1 Medical Suspensions

Liam McGeary: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for left medial collateral leg strain.

Tito Ortiz: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for neck pain.

Francis Carmont: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for knockout requiring an MRI of his brain.

Josh Thomson: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for right hip pain requiring and X-ray/MRI.

Mike Bronzoulis: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for loss of consciousness during a submission.

Emanuel Newton: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for a possible fracture to his right rib cage.

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for a possible fracture to his right rib cage.

Joe Neal: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for fractured left thumb.

Adam Piccolotti: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for right maxillary laceration.

Mike Malott: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for laceration over left eyelid.

David Blanco: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible right hand fracture. Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for left eyelid laceration.

Nick Pica: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible left thumb and first metacarpal fractures.

Mauricio Alonso: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for laceration over right eye.

Israel Delgado: Suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by a doctor for possible left foot and right thumb fractures. Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout.

Carlos Eduardo Rocha: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for knockout.

Matt Ramirez: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible right elbow injury.

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