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11 UFC 92 Fighters Issued Medical Suspensions; 12 Fighters Drug Tested

Forrest Griffin

Forrest Griffin

11 of the 20 fighters who were in action at UFC 92 have been issued medical suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The December 27th event took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in front of a crowd of 14,166 (9,701 paid), which generated a live gate of $3,468,440 million.

The suspensions included:

  • Forrest Griffin must have left hand x-rayed & cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/27/09; minimum suspension no contest until 02/12/09 with no contact until 01/28/09
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira suspended until 02/27/09 with no contact until 02/12/09
  • Mike Massenzio suspended until 01/28/09 with no contact until 01/19/09
  • Wanderlei Silva suspended until 02/27/09 with no contact until 02/12/09
  • Mostapha Al-Turk must clear broken nose w/ ENT doctor or no contest until 06/27/09; minimum suspension no contest until 02/27/09; no contact until 02/12/09 lacerations over left eye & on top of head
  • Mike Wessel suspended until 02/12/09 with no contact until 01/28/09
  • Matt Hamill suspended until 02/12/09 with no contact until 01/28/09  due to a cut under left eye
  • Reese Andy must have a CT Scan of face to rule out orbital fracture and doctor’s clearance or no contest until 06/27/09; minimum suspension no contest until 02/27/09 with no contact until 02/12/09.
  • Brad Blackburn must be cleared by a neurologist for left arm tingling/numbness before next fight and also must clear nasal fracture with ENT doctor or no contest until 06/27/09; minimum suspension no contest until 02/12/09 with no contact until 01/28/09
  • Dan Evensen must have orthopedic clearance on his left knee or no contest until 06/27/09; minimum suspension no contest until 01/28/09 with no contact until 01/19/09
  • Patrick Barry suspended until 01/28/09 with no contact until 01/19/09 due to a  right elbow injury

Additionally, the NSAC drug tested 12 fighters who participated on the UFC 92 card. Tested were Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Frank Mir, Brad Blackburn, Matt Hamill, Antoni Hardonk, Yushin Okami, Cheick Kongo, Quinton Jackson, CB Dolloway, and Patrick Barry.

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