UFC 128: Jon Jones and Shogun Rua Both Receive Medical Suspensions


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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 128

The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday skirted New York – where the politicos in charge still haven’t sanctioned mixed martial arts – with a return trip to Newark, N.J. for UFC 128. Light heavyweight phenom Jon Jones shocked many with his domination of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the main event, capturing the UFC light heavyweight championship in the process.

Jones and Rua both received post-fight medical suspension from the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, as did numerous other fighters.

Jones won via TKO referee stoppage in round three, but received an indefinite suspension pending an X-ray, MRI, and orthopedic clearance of his right hand. Rua was suspended a standard 60 days for the TKO, but also received an indefinite suspension pending a CT head scan.

Kamal Shalorus, who was TKO’d by Jim Miller, also received the stand 60-day suspension, and is out indefinitely pending a CT scan of his facial/orbital bones.

Brendan Schaub and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic had a tough fight to opne the pay-per-view portion of the event, with Schaub winning via knockout near the end of round three. Both were suspended following the fight. Schaub was suspended 60 days for a facial laceration, and indefinitely pending a CT scan of his facial/orbital bones. Cro Cop was suspended 30 days for the knockout, 30 days for facial laceration healing, and indefinitely pending a CT head scan.

Luiz Cane made quick work of Eliot Marshall in the former Ultimate Fighter competitor’s Octagon comeback, stopping him via TKO a little over two minutes into their fight. Cane was suspended indefinitely pending an x-ray and orthopedic clearance of his left thumb. Marshall suspended 30 days for the TKO, and indefinitely pending a CT head scan.

Edson Barboza, Jr. won a unanimous decision after a three-round “Fight of the Night” performance against Anthony Njokuani. Barboza was suspended indefinitely pending x-rays and clearance of both his right hand and right knee.

Ian Loveland dropped a unanimous decision to Joseph Benavidez in a non-televised preliminary bout. He was suspended indefinitely pending an MRI and orthopedic clearance of his right ankle.

Raphael Assuncao was knocked out by Erik Koch midway through the first round of their fight. He received a 30-day suspension stemming from the knockout.

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