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UFC 102 Medical Suspensions: Herman Sidelined Indefinitely With Knee Injury

Ed HermanTwelve of the twenty-two UFC 102 fighters in action at Saturday’s event in Portland have been issued medical suspensions by the Oregon State Athletic Commission stemming from their bouts.

The longest suspension was dolled out to Portland-native Ed Herman, who is sidelined indefinitely from a fight-ending knee injury suffered early in the second round of his middleweight preliminary matchup with Aaron Simpson.

Headliners Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture were both issued 30 day precautionary suspensions following their three-round war in the UFC 102 main event that saw Nogueira capture a unanimous decision win.

Only two other fighters were issued medical suspensions lasting more than 30 days, as a laceration will put Chris Tuchscherer out of action for 45 days, while Tim Hague must sit out 60 days following his 7-second knockout loss to Todd Duffee.

In addition to the suspensions listed below, all UFC 102 competitors were issued 7-day mandatory minimum suspensions.

The complete list of UFC 102 medical suspensions includes:

  • Randy Couture – Suspended for 30 days
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira – Suspended for 30 days
  • Keith Jardine – Suspended for 30 days
  • Chris Leben – Suspended for 30 days and must undergo CT scan for possible facial fractures
  • Demian Maia – Suspended for 21 days
  • Krzysztof Soszynski – Suspended for 30 days due to laceration
  • Ed Herman – Suspended indefinitely for injury to left knee and must be cleared by doctor to return
  • Chris Tuchscherer – Suspended for 45 days due laceration
  • Justin McCully – Suspended for 30 days for possible left eye injury
  • Tim Hague – Suspended for 60 days
  • Mark Munoz – Suspended for 30 days for right elbow sprain
  • Marcus Aurelio – Suspended for 14 days

Note: Where no injury is specified, medical suspensions are for precautionary reasons.

Pictured: Ed Herman


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