UFC 130 Leads to Hefty Medical Suspensions
Heavy hands and hard work have led to some lengthy suspensions in the Octagon following UFC 130. Two fighters have been handed two month suspensions, while five have been given six months on the shelf following their scraps.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson explained after his unanimous decision victory over Matt Hamill, that he had entered the fight with a fracture in his left hand. Jackson is required to undergo X-rays, and if his self diagnosis is correct, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will uphold it’s six month suspension.
Brian Stann also suffered an injury to his hand, a possible fracture in his right thumb, while co-main event fighter Frank Mir was found to have a significant rib injury following his decision victory over Roy Nelson.
Jorge Santiago suffered an orbital fracture, leaving him with a six month suspension as well. No early clearing for Santiago was stated and he must have his orbital fracture cleared by a physician before returning to competition. Michael McDonald will be on the shelf for six months with a shoulder injury, but can be cleared early by a physician, no earlier than July 28.
Rounding out the report with two month suspensions were fighters Rafaello Oliveira and Stefan Struve. Oliveira is out for undisclosed reasons, while the Skyscraper will be with no contact until July 13 and no contest until July 28, due to his knockout loss to Travis Browne.