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World Series of Fighting 9 Medical Suspensions: Former Champ Out up to 6 Months

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SciFighting.com has obtained the medical suspensions from this past Saturday’s World Series of Fighting 9 and former champion Steve Carl is facing up to a six month medical suspension after his brutal submission loss to Rousimar Palhares. Carl was caught by a vicious inverted heel hook by Palhares just one minute and nine seconds into their bout and left the cage with a noticeable limp.

The suspension isn’t all that surprising as submissions like inverted heel hooks and kneebars tend to result in more serious damage than any other submissions in MMA.

Premininary card competitor Azamat Dugulubgov picked up the night’s second most notable suspension. Dugulubgov is out until at least May 29 due to a possible right orbital fracture.

Tyler Stinson and Sean Cantor, who both lost by knockout, were given minimal medical suspensions and could return to action in just a couple of weeks.

All of the night’s medical suspensions can be found below:

Steve Carl: Must have right foot and right ankle x-ray and be cleared by Orthopedic Doctor. Also needs MRI of right knee or clearance by Orthopedic Doctor or no contest until 09/26/14.

Josh Rettinghouse: Suspended until 04/29/14. No contact until 04/20/14.

Tyler Stinson: Suspended until 05/14/14. No contact until 04/29/14.

Azamat Dugulubgov: Must  have a CT of brain and right orbital area if not done before 04/13/14 then must have a MRI of brain and have clearance on possible right orbital fracture; minimum suspension and no contest until 05/29/14, no contact until 05/14/14.

John Gunderson: Suspended until 04/29/14. No contact until 04/20/14.

Sean Cantor: Suspended until 04/14/14. No contact until 04/06/14.

Phil Dace: Suspended until 04/14/14. No contact until 04/06/14.

Gilbert Guardado: Suspended until 04/13/14. No contact until 04/09/14.

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