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UFC 107 Medical Suspensions: Buentello, Guida, and Wiman Out Longest

Diego Sanchez
Main card fighters Diego Sanchez, Paul Buentello and Clay Guida were among eighteen fighters issued medical suspensions on Tuesday by he Tennessee Athletic Commission on Tuesday, stemming from bouts at UFC 107 which took place at the Fedex Forum in Memphis on December 12.

Sanchez lost a title bout to BJ Penn in the events headlining bout will have to sit out 60 days with no contact unlessed cleared by a doctor. While Clay Guida is suspended 180, which can be shortened by a clearance from an ophthalmologist for a possible eye injury suffered in his loss to Kenny Florian, and Buentello is suspended indefinitely pending rib X-rays following his majority decision loss to Stefan Struve.

Preliminary card fighter Matt Wiman was also issued a 180 day suspension for a right hand injury, but following X-rays and a doctors clearance can return to action following a precautionary 30 day suspension with 21 days without contact.

Also, several fighters were issued 3 day precautionary suspensions including co-headliners Frank Mir and Cheick Kongo.

The complete list of medical suspensions includes:

  • Diego Sanchez: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days and must undergo a CT scan and be cleared by a doctor
  • Frank Mir: Suspended 3 days with no contact for precautionary reasons
  • Cheick Kongo: Suspended 3 days with no contact for precautionary reasons
  • Jon Fitch: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days for precautionary reasons but can be cleared early by a doctor
  • Kenny Florian: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days due to a cut but can be cleared early by a doctor
  • Clay Guida: Suspended minimum 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons unless cut is cleared early by a doctor, additionally suspended 180 days due to a possible eye injury but can be cleared early by an ophthalmologist
  • Paul Buentello: Suspended minimum 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons, additionally suspended indefinitely until doctor clears rib X-rays
  • Alan Belcher: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons
  • Wilson Gouveia: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons; can be cleared early by a doctor
  • Matt Wiman: Suspended minimum 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons, additionally suspended 180 days due to a possible right injury but can be X-rayed and cleared early by a doctor
  • Shane Nelson: Suspended 14 days with no contact for 14 days due to a cut but can be cleared early by a doctor
  • Johny Hendricks: Suspended 3 days with no contact for 3 days for precautionary reasons
  • Ricardo Funch: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons but can be cleared early by a doctor
  • Rousimar Palhares: Suspended 3 days with no contact for 3 days for precautionary reasons
  • Lucio Linhares: Suspended 3 days with no contact for 3 days for precautionary reasons
  • DaMarques Johnson: Suspended 3 days with no contact for 3 days for precautionary reasons
  • Edgar Garcia: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons but can be cleared early by a doctor
  • Kevin Burns: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons

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