The Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission released the medical suspensions for UFC Fight Night 25. All fighters were given mandatory seven day suspensions, with only four fighters receiving longer suspensions.
Among those four fighters was main event combatant Jake Shields, who received a standard 30 day suspension for his TKO loss. Alvin Topham, chairman of the LBWC, told MMAJunkie Shields verbally submitted shortly before the referee was about to step in. The outcome of the bout will not be changed however, as the commission has ruled the referee was already in the process of stopping the fight.
The longest suspensions were handed out to preliminary card fighters Shamar Bailey and Lance Benoist. Bailey was suspended sixty days due to “facial trauma” in his loss to Evan Dunham, while Benoist also received the same suspension for a severe cut that require 12 stitches.
UFC UFN 25 Suspensions
- Shamar Bailey- Suspended for 60 days due to facial trauma, tough fight
- Lance Benoist- Suspended for 60 days due to severe cut that required 12 stitches
- Jake Shields- Suspended for 30 days due to TKO
- Jason MacDonald- Suspended for 30 days due to TKO