UFC 123 Business Notes and Medical Suspensions

Saturday’s UFC 123 event did well at the box office, with 16,404 in attendance at the The Place of Auburn Hills for the organization’s return to Michigan after fourteen years. Those 16,404 all together paid $2.1million, with the arena pretty much full to capacity by the time the main show started.

In other news coming out of UFC 123, the following fighters have medical suspensions:

  • George Sotiropoulos: Suspended indefinitely, needs medical clearance before he can return to competition
  • Mike Lullo: Suspended indefinitely, needs medical clearance before he can return to competition
  • Matt Hughes: Suspended 60 days with no contact during training for 60 days for precautionary reasons
  • Karo Parisyan: Suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 30 days for precautionary reasons
  • T.J. O’Brien: Suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 30 days for precautionary reasons
  • Most of the medical suspensions are as expected, with the O’Brien, Hughes and Parisyan having all suffered TKO defeats. Lullo needs to have his knee and thigh cleared after Edson Barboza brutalised both with repeated leg kicks.

    The UFC will however be sweating on George Sotiropoulos who is due to fight in a high profile match in the organization’s return to his home country, Australia. While the suspension is indefinte the injury isn’t thought to be serious with the damage having been caused by the eye-poke Sotiropoulos suffered against Joe Lauzon.

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    Source: MMA Junkie

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