UFC on FOX 18 medical suspensions: Bader and Northcutt among those with indefinite terms

February 1, 2016 7:29 pm by Russell Ess
Sage Northcutt

It was a night of exciting fights at the UFC on FOX 18 event on Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey.

Fan favorites Ryan Bader and rising star Sage Northcutt are both facing indefinite suspensions pending results of a respective CT scan and x-ray for an injured foot.

Jake Ellenberger is also facing an indefinite suspension pending an evaluation of his forearm that suffered an injury during his bout.

Anthony Johnson looks to be cleared after just taking 1:26 to overcome the always tough Ryan Bader. Johnson may be up next for a title fight against the winner of the light heavyweight title bout between champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones.

Ben Rothwell also appears to be cleared after submitting Josh Barnett. Rothwell has been on a long campaign for big fights en route to a title shot in the UFC heavyweight division.

The full list of medical suspensions from UFC on FOX 18 was sent by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, which oversaw the event held in the Prudential Center via MMA Junkie:

  • Ryan Bader: Suspended a minimum 60 days for KO loss and indefinitely pending CT scan and doctor clearance
  • Josh Barnett: Suspended 30 days for facial laceration
  • Bryan Barberena: Suspended 45 days for forehead laceration
  • Sage Northcutt: Suspended 30 days for forehead laceration and indefinitely pending x-ray of right foot
  • Jake Ellenberger: Suspended 45 days for nasal laceration and indefinitely pending evaluation of left forearm
  • Diego Ferreria: Suspended indefinitely pending x-ray of right ankle
  • Kevin Casey: Suspended 30 days for TKO loss with 15 days no-contact
  • Rafael Natal: Suspended 30 days for facial laceration and indefinitely pending doctor clearance
  • George Sullivan: Suspended 60 days for KO loss with 30 days no-contact
  • Matt Dwyer: Suspended indefinitely pending doctor clearance
  • Damon Jackson: Suspended 30 days for facial laceration and indefinitely pending x-ray of right foot and doctor clearance
  • Tony Martin: Suspended 30 days

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