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“UFC 135: Jones Vs. Jackson” Medical Suspensions

UFC 135: Jones vs. Jackson went down last Saturday night from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado and featured a host of entertaining fights up and down the card.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Office of Boxing today released the medical suspensions handed down to those fighters who competed on the card.

Taking home thirty-day suspensions for their efforts are Eddie Yagin, Nick Ring and Takanori Gomi. Yagin was beaten by Junior Assuncao via unanimous decision on the preliminary card, Ring was also beaten by unanimous decision courtesy Tim Boetsch and Gomi was submitted by Nate Diaz in the first round of their main card bout.

Cole Escovedo, Mark Hunt and Matt Hughes were suspended for forty-five days with no contact for thirty for their efforts. Escovedo was beaten via TKO by Takeya Mizugaki on the preliminary card and Matt Hughes was also finished via TKO in his main card fight against Josh Koscheck. Mark Hunt defeated Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision.

Sixty-day suspensions with no contact for forty-five days were handed down to Ricardo Romero. Ben Rothwell and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Romero lost to James Te Huna in the night’s first fight, falling victim to a forty-seven second knockout. Rothwell was defeated by hunt and Jackson lost via submission to Jon Jones in the main event of the evening.

Finally, Jon Jones, Aaron Riley and James Te Huna were all suspended for 180 days due to injuries sustained in their fights. Te Huna can return to action in thirty days with a physician’s clearance, while Jones can return in forty-five with a doctor’s okay; the exact nature of their injuries has not been disclosed. Riley, who broke his jaw fighting Tony Ferguson, can return in ninety days with a physician’s clearance.