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UFC 87 Medical Suspensions: St-Pierre, Fitch Among Suspended Fighters

UFC 87: Georges St-Pierre vs. Jon FitchGeorges St-Pierre, Jon Fitch, Dan Evensen, and Ryan Thomas each received precautionary 30 day medical suspensions stemming from their bouts at UFC 87 “Seek and Destroy” on August 9th in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The state’s mixed martial arts sanctioning body, the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission, confirmed the medical suspensions with MMA Junkie on Monday.

St-Pierre and Fitch were both suspended for 30 days due to cuts sustained in their five-round championship main event bout, which St-Pierre won via unanimous decision.

Evensen received a 30 day precautionary suspension due to his first-round TKO loss to Cheick Kongo on the night’s preliminary card and must also undergo a CT scan to confirm that he sustained no serious injuries in the loss.

Thomas, who was defeated by Ben Saunders via second-round submission in the event’s opening bout, also received a 30 day suspension due to cuts.

According to the report, no fighter salaries will be available for UFC 87 as Minnesota does not publicly release MMA salary information.

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