UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones is now in the books and several of the fighters who competed on last night’s card predictably have some bumps and bruises to show for it.
MMAJunkie.com has released a full list of the medical suspensions handed down by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board and it was defending champion Mauricio Rua and Brendan Schaub who took home the stiffest suspensions at sixty days each.
Rua receives his minimum sixty day suspension for having suffered a third round TKO loss to now-champion Jon Jones and the Brazilian former Pride FC star must pass a CT head scan or remain suspended indefinitely.
Schaub was issued a minimum sixty day suspension for a facial laceration he endured in his hard-fought knockout victory over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic; he is also suspended indefinitely pending a CT scan of his facial and orbital bones.
Mirko Filipovic, Eliot Marshall and Raphael Assuncao follow up the lengthiest suspensions at thirty days each. The NJSACB gave “Cro Cop” thirty days minimum for being knocked out and suffering facial lacerations and he must pass a CT head scan to avoid indefinite suspension. Marshall must also pass a CT head scan or be suspended indefinitely and was suspended for thirty days for suffering a TKO at the hands of Luiz Cane. Assuncao was simply given a thirty day minimum suspension for getting knocked out in his fight against Eric Koch.
Beyond that, Jon Jones, Edson Barboza, Kamal Shalorus, Luiz Cane and Ian Loveland were all suspended indefinitely pending the results of various tests.
Jones must undergo X ray and MRI testing on his right and and receive orthopedic clearance before fighting again. Barboza is also set to endure X rays of his right hand and knee, which must be taken and examined for him to be given clearance. Shalorus must receive clearance following a CT scan of his facial and orbital bones. Cane’s indefinite suspension depends on his clearance of an X ray on his left thumb and Loveland’s on receiving orthopedic clearance based on an MRI of his right ankle.
UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones went down last night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.