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The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale Medical Suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the medical suspensions stemming from The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale.

Topping the list of suspensions is Manny Gamburyan who re-injured his shoulder in a takedown attempt on Nate Diaz. Gamburyan must have his right shoulder x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he will be unable to compete until December 21st.

Two other main card fighters, Floyd Sword and Doug Evans, were both given precautionary one month suspensions. Sword lost his UFC debut from a first round submission at the hands of Thales Leites. Evans was defeated from a second rounf TKO after he was unable to escape from a flurry of punches by Roger Huerta. Both fighters can have no contact until July 15th and can return to action after July 24th.

Four undercard fighters also received suspensions. Most significant is Rob Emerson whomust have chest X-rays to rule out fractures. He can return upon clearance but will otherwise be suspended until December 21st. Surprisingly Gray Maynard, who was knocked out in the fight with Emerson, received no suspension.

Brian Geraghty, Andy Wang, and Brandon Melendez also received precautionary one month suspensions. The trio are suspended from contact until July 15th and from fighting until July 24th.

No other fighters received suspensions and will be free to fight in the UFC or elsewhere at any time.


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