UFC on Fox 8 Medical Suspensions: Headliner John Moraga, 6 Others Out Up to 6 Months


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UFC on Fox 8 main-eventer John Moraga could be out up to six months after his loss to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on Saturday night.

The Washington State Department of Licensing verified with Sherdog.com on Tuesday that Moraga has been suspended for 180 days unless he is cleared by a physician. Regardless, he must spend at least 30 days on the shelf. Meanwhile, Johnson received a seven-day suspension following his fifth-round submission win at KeyArena in Seattle.

The evening’s Fox-broadcast main card also saw Rory MacDonald defeat Jake Ellenberger in a lackluster welterweight co-headliner. Both men received seven-day suspensions following their 15-minute bout.

Just prior to that contest, Robbie Lawler knocked out Bobby Voelker with a violent, second-round head kick that prompted regulators to hand Voelker a 180-day suspension pending a medical evaluation. Though he may return to the cage earlier if cleared, Voelker must serve a minimum suspension of 60 days.

Michael Chiesa, Danny Castillo, Mac Danzig, Ed Herman and Aaron Riley were also handed 180-day suspensions, while Trevor Smith and Germaine de Randamie were suspended indefinitely. As with Moraga and Voelker, the aforementioned competitors may all return to action sooner if cleared by a doctor.

UFC on Fox 8 Medical Suspensions

Demetrious Johnson: Suspended 7 days
John Moraga: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 30 days

Rory MacDonald: Suspended 7 days
Jake Ellenberger: Suspended 7 days

Robbie Lawler: Suspended 7 days
Bobby Voelker: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 60 days

Liz Carmouche: Suspended 7 days
Jessica Andrade: Suspended 45 days unless cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 30 days

Jorge Masvidal: Suspended 7 days
Michael Chiesa: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 30 days

Danny Castillo: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor
Tim Means: Suspended 7 days

Melvin Guillard: Suspended 7 days
Mac Danzig: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 60 days

Daron Cruickshank: Suspended 7 days
Yves Edwards: Suspended 7 days

Ed Herman: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor
Trevor Smith: Suspended indefinitely until cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 42 days

Germaine de Randamie: Suspended indefinitely until cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 30 days
Julie Kedzie: Suspended 7 days

Justin Salas: Suspended 45 days
Aaron Riley: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 45 days

Yaotzin Meza: Suspended 7 days
John Albert: Suspended 7 days

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