Eight Fighters Suspended After WEC 51
Eight fighters have been handed medical suspensions by the Colorado
Office of Boxing following WEC
, which took place in Broomfield, Colo. on Sept. 30.
Of the fighters suspended, four of them could be out as long as 180
days. The medical suspensions were confirmed to Sherdog by Office
Director Ophelia Duran Tuesday. Duran also relayed that the office
was not privy to fighter payout information for the event.
The four fighters who face possible 180-day suspensions are
Hominick, Mike Thomas
Brown and Antonio
Varner, who took heavy punishment for three rounds courtesy of
Cerrone, may be cleared early by a physician, but must spend at
least 30 days on the shelf regardless.
Hominick, Brown and Banuelos, three fighters who walked away
victorious on Sept. 30, have also been served 180-day suspensions.
Each may be cleared early by a doctor, however. MMAfighting.com
reported that Brown injured his right wrist in his TKO victory over
Province, and Antonio
Banuelos hurt his left foot in his decision win against
George. Banuelos faces the same terms as Varner for his
suspension (30-day mandatory suspension). No surprise that Hominick
was suspended, as the Canadian bantamweight admitted to fighting
with a broken left thumb at the post-fight press conference.
Featherweight challenger Manny
Gamburyan and Chan Sung
Jung were both slapped with mandatory 90-day suspensions
following their knockout losses to Jose Aldo and
Roop, respectively. Also served mandatory suspensions were
George (60 days) and Province (90 days).
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