Having overseen the event themselves in the absence of an official athletic commission, the UFC today released the medical suspensions list for the fighters who competed on last weekend’s UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson fight card.
UFC 144 went down at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, so the UFC put in place its own athletic commission, operating based on the standards of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Taking home the longest suspensions were Benson Henderson, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and Eiji Mitsuoka, who were all given 180 days pending negative x-ray results in addition to 45-day suspensions with 30 days of no contact. Henderson was suspended for suffering possible fractures to both hands and his left foot, Jackson and Mitsuoka for a possible nasal fractures.
Tim Boetsch got the lightest layoff, with 30 days suspended and 21 days without contact for his impressive comeback win over Yushin Okami.
Frankie Edgar, Cheick Kongo, Yushin Okami, Joe Lauzon and Tiequan Zhang all got suspended for 45 days with 30 days of no contact; all of them except for Edgar, who lost a close decision to Benson Henderson in the main event, were finished by either KO or TKO.