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UFC 79: Medical Suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the UFC 79-Nemesis list of medical suspensions.

Here is the list of fighters according to the NSAC:

  • Doug Evans is suspended until June 27th due to a left thumb injury.  There is a minimum suspension until Feb. 13th with no contact until
    Jan. 29th due to a left eyebrow laceration
  • Tony DeSouza is suspended until Jan. 29th with no contact until
    Jan. 20th due to “precautionary reasons”
  • Nate Mohr is suspended until Jan. 20th with no contact until
    Jan. 13th due to “precautionary reasons”
  • James Irvin is suspended until Feb. 28th with no contact until
    Feb. 13th due to “precautionary reasons”
  • Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou is suspended until Feb. 13th with no contact until
    Jan. 29th due to a right eye laceration
  • Soa Palelei is suspended until June 27th unless his nasal fracture and
    left-orbital fracture are cleared by an ophthalmologist
  • Wanderlei Silva is suspended until Feb. 13th with no contact
    until Jan. 29th due to a right eye laceration
  • Chuck Liddell is suspended until Jan. 29th with no contact
    until Jan. 20th due to a left eye laceration
  • Matt Hughes is suspended until Jan. 29th with no contact until Jan. 20th due to “precautionary reasons”

 

There are no additional reports for Matt Hughes who’s arm looked to have been hurt badly after he was submitted by George St. Pierre via an arm lock.  During a post-fight interview video with GSP, he thought he bent Hughes’ arm further than normal especially since he couldn’t hear his verbal tapout.

Nate Mohr went through a similar situation when he was submitted by Manny Gamburyan via an ankle lock.  During a post-fight interview with Gamburyan, he thought he heard a popping and cracking sound.  Mohr was helped out of the octagon thereafter, but the NSAC did not include this within the medical suspension records.

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