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Medical Suspensions For “UFC 111: St. Pierre Vs. Hardy”

In addition to a 90 day suspension given to Rousimar Palhares for failing to release a submission at the referee’s behest, MMAMania reports that the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board handed down six medical suspensions to the fighters that competed Saturday night.

First on the list (and unsurprisingly so) is Frank Mir, who received a 30 day suspension for precautionary reasons. Mir fought Shane Carwin for the interim heavyweight title and was absolutely mauled; referee Dan Miragliotta let Mir absorb a wealth of unnecessary punishment even after Mir was laying face down on the canvas and obviously not defending himself.

Also from the main card, Mark Bocek gets 30 days for a laceration on his scalp. He sustained the cut in a closely contested lightweight tilt against Jim Miller.

Rory Markham, who changed the status of his bout with Nate Diaz from welterweight to middleweight by showing up at the weigh-ins several pounds too heavy, received 30 days for a facial laceration in his losing effort against Diaz.

Victim of Palhares’ overdue submission release, Tomasz Drwal is suspended indefinitely pending X-rays on his left knee and ankle.

Jared Hamman, or as Joe Rogan calls him, “The Postman”, received a minimum suspension of 60 days for lacerations to his right foot with competition suspended indefinitely until he receives X-rays of the foot.

Rounding out the list of suspensions is Matt Riddle who also got an indefinite suspension, this one with a minimum of 30 days and a return to training pending the results of a CAT scan. Riddle won against Greg Soto by Disqualification; Soto nailed Riddle with an illegal upkick that rendered him visibly dazed and unable to continue.