WSOF 19 Medical Suspensions Report — AZ Recommends Retirement For One Fighter

April 1, 2015 1:59 am by BJPENN.COM News


The Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission is recommending the retirement of one fighter, following last week’s WSJ 19 event, and that’s not all.

The commission has suspended twelve fighters overall, including main event fighters Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino.

Undercard fighter Eric Regan received a “safety recommendation to stop competing,” a rarity for a fighter competing under a large Mixed Martial Arts banner. Before his WSOF 19 fight, he had lost eight of his last nine bouts.

The full list of suspensions is as follows:

Eric Regan: Indefinite suspension; safety recommendation to stop competing
Luis Palomino: 60-day suspension for TKO; needs orthopedic clearance on left knee, ankle and thigh; needs clearance on right hand; cut to left eye brow
Justin Gaethje: 45-day suspension for right eyebrow, right foot; X-rays needed
Teddy Holder: 45-day suspension for CT scan of head; needs ophthalmologist and neurologist clearance
Ed West: 45-day suspension for TKO and cut to left eye
Joe Gigliotti: 45-day suspension for cut to right eyebrow
Brendan Tierney: 45-day suspension for TKO, right upper lip and left orbital hematoma
Erik Villalobos: 45-day suspension for cut on left eyebrow
Joe Madrid: 45-day suspension due to cut on forehead
Thiago Silva: 30-day suspension for TKO
Benny Madrid: 30-day suspension, need X-ray on right elbow
Israel Aquino: 30-day suspension; need X-ray on left hip

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