UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson went down last Saturday night in Japan and, today, the promotion released the full medical suspensions list from the event. Since the fight card was held overseas in the absence of an athletic commission, the UFC employed its own pseudo-athletic commission working within the guidelines set forth thereof by the state of Nevada.
Main card battlers Benson “Smooth” Henderson and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson were given 180-day suspensions for their efforts; Henderson for possible fractures of both hands and his left foot and Jackson for a possible nasal fracture. Both men can be cleared after turning in a negative x-ray. Preliminary card fighter Eiji Mitsuoka also got hit with a 180-day suspension pending a negative x-ray for for a possible nasal fracture. All three fighters were given minimum suspensions of 45 days with 30 days of no contact.
Losing fighters Tiequan Zhang, Joe Lauzon, Yushin Okami, Cheick Kongo and Frankie Edgar were all given 45-day suspensions with 30 days of no contact. Tim Boetsch took home the lightest suspension at 30 days with 21 days of no contact.