UFC 114 Medical Suspensions

A larger-than-normal number of fighters suffered more-serious-than-usual injuries at this past weekend’s UFC 114 event, and five fighters could be medically suspended for up to six months or longer.

Main-card fighters Mike Russow and Diego Sanchez ā€“ as as well as preliminary-card fighters Amir Sadollah, Waylon Lowe and Luiz Cane ā€“ are dealing with ailments ranging from a broken forearm to a corneal abrasion to a fractured sinus.

Ten fighters in all were suspended from the card, which took place May 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Russow, who scored a come-from-behind knockout victory over Todd Duffee, and Dong Hyun Kim, who scored a decision win over Sadollah, were the only winning fighters issued mandatory medical suspensions.

Sanchez, who suffered a decision loss to fast-rising welterweight John Hathaway, is suspended indefinitely pending doctor’s clearance due to an eye injury.

The full list of medical suspensions includes:

  • Dan Miller: Suspended until June 29 with no contact until June 20 due to upper-eyelid laceration
  • Todd Duffee: Suspended until July 14 with no contact until June 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Mike Russow: Suspended until Nov. 26 due to broken left ulna/forearm, though can be cleared early by orthopedic doctor; regardless, suspended until July 14 with no contact until June 29 due to upper-eyelid laceration
  • Diego Sanchez: Suspended indefinitely until cleared by ophthalmologist for possible right-eye corneal abrasion; regardless, suspended until June 29 with no contact until June 20 for left-eye laceration
  • Amir Sadollah: Suspended until Nov. 26 due to possible right-hand and right-ankle injuries, though can be cleared early an orthopedic doctor following X-rays; regardless, suspended until June 29 with no contact until June 20 for precautionary reasons
  • Dong Hyun Kim: Suspended until June 20 with no contact until June 13 due to right-eyelid laceration
  • Efrain Escudero: Suspended until July 14 with no contact until June 29 due to scalp and left-eyelid lacerations
  • Waylon Lowe: Suspended until Nov. 26 due to possible chest injury, though can be cleared early an orthopedic doctor following X-rays; regardless, suspended until June 29 with no contact until June 20 for precautionary reasons
  • Luiz Cane: Suspended until Nov. 26 due to fractured left-maxillary sinus and nose injuries, though can be cleared early by ear-nose-throat doctor
  • Jesse Forbes: Suspended until June 13 with no contact until June 6 for precautionary reasons

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