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WEC 44 Medical Suspensions: Nunes, Swanson, Banuelos Possibly Out Until May

Mike BrownThe Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued medical suspensions to 7 of the 20 fighters who were in action at Wednesday’s WEC 44 event, which took place at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas.

Headliner Mike Brown, the former WEC featherweight champ who suffered a second-round knockout to Jose Aldo in the WEC 44 main event, was suspended until January 3 due to facial lacerations, while Diego Nunes, Cub Swanson, and Antonio Banuelos could be out of action until May after suffering fractures in their fights.

The medical suspensions for WEC 44 were:

  • Mike Brown: Suspended until January 3 with no contact until December 19 for lacerations above both eyes.
  • Rob McCullough: Suspended until January 3 with no contact until December 19 for right eye cut and left hand contusion.
  • Karen Darabedyan: Suspended until December 19 with no contact until December 10 for right cheek laceration
  • Will Kerr: Suspended until December 19 with no contact until December 10 for right cheek laceration
  • Diego Nunes: Suspended until May 18 for right orbital blowout fracture unless cleared by doctor
  • Cub Swanson: Suspended until May 18 for broken fingers unless cleared by doctor
  • Antonio Banuelos: Suspended until May 18 for fractured nose unless cleared by doctor

Pictured: Mike Brown

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