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UFC on FOX 9 Medical Suspensions: Faber Injured, Could Be Out for 6 Months

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The California State Athletic Commission has revealed the UFC on FOX 9 medical suspensions.

MMAJunkie reports that all 22 competitors on the card have received some kind of suspension.

Co-headliner Urijah Faber’s suspension is the longest. He could be out for as long as six months due to injuries to both hands and his left wrist. His opponent, Michael McDonald, has been suspended for 45 days and will need to undergo a full neurological exam.

In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson’s successful title defense will only require a week of downtime. The defeated Joseph Benavidez, meanwhile, will be out for up to 60 days unless cleared by a CT scan and full neurological exam.

UFC on FOX took place last Saturday in Sacramento. The full list of suspensions are as follows:

• Demetrious Johnson: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
• Joseph Benavidez: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days. Additionally, suspended 60 days unless cleared by neurologist following CT scan and full neurological exam.
• Urijah Faber: Suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by doctor for injuries to both hands and left wrist.
• Michael McDonald: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor following full neurological exam.
• Chad Mendes: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
• Nik Lentz: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for facial cut. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
• Joe Lauzon: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
• Mac Danzig: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for facial cuts. Additionally, suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 due to a possible fractured nose. He also must have a possible left elbow/shoulder/clavicle injury cleared by a doctor.
• Ryan LaFlare: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near left eye. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
• Court McGee: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact for cut around left eye. Additionally, suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days for possible left orbital fracture and resulting vision problems unless cleared by ophthalmologist.
• Edson Barboza: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to head cut. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
• Danny Castillo: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
• Bobby Green: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
• Pat Healy: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
• Zach Makovsky: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for possible broken left hand. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
• Scott Jorgensen: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eye. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
• Cody McKenzie: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eyebrow. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
• Sam Stout: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eye. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
• Abel Trujillo: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
• Roger Bowling: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days from TKO loss. Additionally, suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eyelid. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
• Alp Ozkilic: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
• Darren Uyenoyama: Mandatory seven-day suspension.