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UFC 137 Medical Suspensions: Palaszewski, Vera Suspended Six Months

Bart PalaszewskiThe Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued medical suspensions to 10 of the 22 who fought at Saturday’s UFC 137 event in Las Vegas, including headliners Nick Diaz and BJ Penn.

Diaz and Penn were suspended until Nov. 29 and Dec. 29 respectively for precautionary reasons after Diaz topped Penn in the main event, while event-high six months suspensions went to preliminary card winners Bart Palaszewski and Brandon Vera.

All of the fighters can have their suspensions ended early if cleared by a doctor.

The full list of UFC 137 medical suspensions (via MMAjunkie) includes:

  • Nick Diaz: Suspended until Nov. 29 with no contact until Nov. 20 for precautionary reasons
  • B.J. Penn: Suspended until Dec. 29 with no contact until Dec. 14 for precautionary reasons
  • Matt Mitrione: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • George Roop: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until Nov. 29 due to lacerations
  • Dennis Siver: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Tyson Griffin: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Bart Palaszewski: Suspended until April 28 due a possible right-hand break, though he can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor; regardless, suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until Nov. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Brandon Vera: Suspended until April 28 due a left-elbow ligament tear, though he can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor; regardless, suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until Nov. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Danny Downes: Suspended until Nov. 29 with no contact until Nov. 20 due to lacerations

Pictured: Bart Palaszewki (via UFC.com)

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