UFC on FOX 7 medical suspensions: Cormier, Diaz, Mein among long terms


daniel-cormier-26.jpgAll 24 competitors from this past Saturday’s UFC on FOX 7 received medical suspensions. Of those, main-card fighters Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz and Jordan Mein were given longer terms.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently requested and today received the list of suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission, which regulated the event.

UFC on FOX 7 took place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The main card aired live on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook.

Headliners Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez, who fought to a split-call with champ Henderson retaining his title, received mandatory seven-day terms.

Cormier, who outpointed ex-UFC champ Frank Mir in the night’s co-feature, received a six-month term for a swollen right middle finger. He needs a doctor’s clearance to lift the suspension.

Overwhelmed by strikes for the first time in his career, Nate Diaz received a two-month term for facial lacerations and a 45-day term for a TKO loss to Josh Thomson.

Jordan Mein, who stepped in for Dan Hardy in a welterweight bout against Matt Brown, left the octagon with perhaps the most significant damage of main-card competitors. He is suspended for six months for a potential left jaw and right orbital fracture, as well as two months for a laceration to his nose and 45 days for a TKO loss.

The full list of medical suspensions for UFC on FOX 7 include:

  • Benson Henderson: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Gilbert Melendez: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Daniel Cormier: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for swollen right middle finger
  • Frank Mir: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Josh Thomson: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Nate Diaz: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for facial lacerations to nose and cheek. Also suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
  • Matt Brown: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for laceration to right eyebrow
  • Chad Mendes: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible right index finger fracture
  • Darren Elkins: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
  • Francis Carmont: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Lorenz Larkin: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Myles Jury: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for laceration to right eyebrow
  • Ramsey Nijem: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician. Sent to hospital for head trauma. Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact, no exceptions, for KO
  • Joseph Benavidez: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact for broken tooth and laceration to right eyebrow or until cleared by physician
  • Darren Uyenoyama: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
  • Jorge Masvidal: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for right thumb fracture. Also suspended suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for two top of scalp lacerations
  • Tim Means: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • T.J. Dillashaw: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Hugo Viana: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
  • Anthony Njokuani: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Roger Bowling: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for KO and must have neurological check
  • Yoel Romero: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Clifford Starks: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for KO

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 7, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

(Pictured: Daniel Cormier)

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