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UFC 74 Medical Suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued medical suspensions stemming from the action that took place at UFC 74 this weekend. The most interesting thing about the list is not who’s on the list but rather who is not. According to reports UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture suffered a fracture in his left arm while blocking a kick from Gabriel Gonzaga in the title bout. Though his name is not listed on the official suspension list he will reportedly be required to wear a splint for 6 weeks but it should not affect his fight schedule as his next title defense will not come until early 2008 (we also have a request out to his camp for comment on the injury and his absence from this list).

Here is the list of medical suspensions from UFC 74:

Gabriel Gonzaga (defeated by Randy Couture)

  • Must have broken nose clearend by ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) doctor or no contest until 02/22/08.
  • Minimum suspension (no contest) until 10/25/07
  • No contact until 10/10/07

Alberto Crane (defeated by Roger Huerta)

  • Must have right medial orbital blowout fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist or no contest until 02/22/08
  • Minimum suspension (no contest) until 10/25/07
  • No contact until 10/10/07

Joe Stevenson (defeated Kurt Pellegrino)

  • Suspended until 09/25/07 (broken nose)
  • No contact until 09/16/07

Kendall Grove (defeated by Patrick Cote)

  • Suspended until 10/10/07
  • No contact until 09/25/07

David Heath (Defeated by Renato Sobral)

  • Suspend Heath until 10/10/07
  • No contact until 09/25/07

Antoni Hardonk (defeated by Frank Mir)

  • Must have an MRI of right shoulder and be cleared by a doctor to fight again or no contest until 02/22/08
  • Minimum no contest until 10/10/07
  • No contact until 09/25/07

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