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UFC 135 Medical Suspensions: Jon Jones Out Up to Six Months

Despite a dominant win over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the UFC 135 main event this past Saturday, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been sidelined up to 180 days, according to the UFC 135 medical suspensions issued Tuesday by the Colorado athletic commission.

Jones can return as soon as 45-days with clearance from a physician. The suspension is unlikely to affect the date of his showdown with former teammate-turned-rival Rashad Evans.

UFC 135’s Aaron Riley and James Te-Huna were also suspended for 180 days, while Jackson was sidelined for 60 days.

UFC 135 drew a crowd of 16,344 to Denver’s Pepsi Center for a live gate of $2,089,575.

The complete UFC 135 medical suspensions included:

  • Jon Jones: Suspended 180 days or 45 days with physician’s clearance
  • Quinton Jackson: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • Matt Hughes: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Mark Hunt: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Ben Rothwell: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • Takanori Gomi: Suspended 30 days
  • Aaron Riley: Suspended 180 days or 90 days with physician’s clearance
  • Nick Ring: Suspended 30 days
  • Eddie Yagin: Suspended 30 days
  • Cole Escovedo: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Ricardo Romero: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • James Te-Huna: Suspended 180 days or 30 days with physician’s clearance

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