Looks like Jones vs. “Rampage” for the belt may have to wait.
MMAJunkie.com has compiled a list of the medical suspensions as handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to the fighters who competed at last weekend’s UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill and the former light heavyweight champ got hit with a suspension worth six months.
Jackson must have his left hand (which he indicated after defeating Matt Hamill was fractured) X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor, otherwise he’ll be out of action until November 25 — either way, he’s suspended with no contact until June 28. Should Jackson be out until November, it would get in the way of UFC president Dana White’s stated desire to have him face Jon Jones for the title.
Former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir was also given a possible six month suspension, pending the clearance of possible rib injuries sustained in his victory over Roy Nelson by a doctor — he will be out of action until June 28 with no contact until June 19 regardless.
Brian Stann will be suspended until November 25 pending the results of X-rays on his right thumb, but is out of action until June 28 with no contact until June 19.
Jorge Santiago was another of the fighters that were given six month suspensions pending doctor’s clearance, his for a possible injury to the left orbital.
Michael McDonald rounds out the list of UFC 130 fighters possibly out until November 25, as he has a possible shoulder injury which will require doctor’s clearance; should he be cleared, he will be out until June 28 with no contact until July 13.
Stefan Struve and Rafaello Oliveira are both suspended until June 28, with no contact until July 13.
UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill took place on May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.