UFC 159 Medical Suspensions: Jon Jones Out Indefinitely with Broken Toe


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Jon Jones has been suspended indefinitely by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board after suffering a broken big toe on his left foot at UFC 159.

NJSACB legal counsel Nick Lembo informed Sherdog.com of the UFC 159 medical suspensions on Saturday night. Jones’ suspension will stand until his foot is cleared by an orthopedic physician.

UFC 159 took place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and saw Jones successfully defend his light heavyweight title against Chael Sonnen in the evening’s main event, grounding his foe and firing away with ground-and-pound until referee Keith Peterson halted the contest with 27 seconds left in the first round. Sonnen received a 45-day suspension due to a facial laceration.

Co-headliner Alan Belcher was also handed an indefinite suspension by the NJSACB after he was accidentally poked in the eye by Michael Bisping in their middleweight showdown. Belcher, who dropped a technical decision to the Brit, must now receive ophthalmological clearance of his right eye before he can compete again.

Fourteen fighters in total were medically suspended, including main card competitors Phil Davis and Jim Miller, who joined Jones and Belcher with indefinite suspensions. While Davis took a clear-cut unanimous decision from Vinny Magalhaes, he must now nevertheless receive medical clearance on his left knee and thumb. Meanwhile, Miller must undergo a CT scan on his head and will sit out a minimum of 60 days to recover from his hard-fought technical submission defeat to Pat Healy.

UFC 159 Medical Suspensions

Jon Jones: Suspended indefinitely pending orthopaedic clearance of left foot

Chael Sonnen: Suspended 45 days for facial laceration

Alan Belcher: Suspended indefinitely pending ophthalmological clearance of right eye

Cheick Kongo: Suspended 30 days for KO

Phil Davis: Suspended indefinitely pending orthopedic clearance of left knee and x-rays of left thumb

Pat Healy: Suspended 45 days for facial lacerations

Jim Miller: Suspended indefinitely pending CT head scan and a minimum of 60 days for recovery

Yancy Medeiros: Suspended indefinitely pending orthopedic clearance of right thumb

Gian Villante: Suspended indefinitely pending ophthalmological clearance of left eye and pending x-rays of lower leg and ankle

Sheila Gaff: Suspended 30 days for TKO

Bryan Caraway: Suspended 30 days for rest period

Johnny Bedford: Suspended 60 days for facial laceration

Steven Siler: Suspended 45 days for scalp laceration

Kurt Holobaugh: Suspended 60 days for lower lip laceration

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