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Thursday, 03/01/2012, 10:47 am

Report | UFC 144 Medical Suspensions | Henderson Out Up To Six-Months

UFC 144 took place last Saturday night from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

In the main event the UFC’s lightweight title changed hands when
Benson Henderson outpointed Frankie Edgar over the course of five-rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards.

According to a report on the UFC department of regulatory affairs issued suspensions to nine UFC 144 competitors, the lengthiest of which went to Benson Henderson and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson” target=”_blank”>Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

The full list of medical suspensions is as follows:

Tiequan Zhang; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Elji Mitsuoka; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact
Elji Mitsuoka; 180 days or negative nasal x-ray for possible fracture

Joe Lauzon; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Tim Boetsch; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact

Yushin Okami; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Cheick Kongo; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Quinton Jackson; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact
Quinton Jackson; 180 days or right knee cleared by orthopedic doctor

Benson Henderson; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact
Benson Henderson; 180 days or negative x-ray of both hands and left foot for possible fracture

Frankie Edgar; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Read More: UFC 144, Frankie Edgar (News), Benson Henderson (News)


37 Responses to “Report | UFC 144 Medical Suspensions | Henderson Out Up To Six-Months”

  1. the original steve says:

    when i saw the title i thought to myself. maybe edgar did do some damage. but no henderson broke his hand and foot punching and kicking edgar

  2. Ye says:

    Looks like Bendo was the one who took the most damage..

  3. Run Forrest Run! says:

    Its not 100%, its just for safety. It doesnt say Bendo got fractures, the x-ray will tell 😉

  4. Nagoreoj says:

    Haha my first thought: Hmm, maybe Frankie did magically cause some damage some how…turns out Ben hurt his hands/foot in the process of beating Frankie up.

  5. DLo says:

    Yeah it looks like to me Ben talked a little bit too much after the fight and they put him on suspension until he’s able to prove that he’s alright.

  6. Q says:

    Maybe now Bendo can wait for the Miller/Diaz winner

  7. Thom says:

    I kinda hope he’s out for 6 months so we can get a clear #1 contender at LW and then Fe has no reason not to drop down to 145… Just my opinion

    • joshuah says:

      No1 else is even close to deserving a shot especially cuz of the victory over Ben. Gonna be a greatrematch. Aside from Miller/diaz.

      Frankie vs loser of diaz/Miller

      UFC fans think u need to be on a 9 fight win streak 4 title shot.

      155 is so cluttered from frankie having injuries & immediate rematches. LOTS of good guys needing a shot right now.

      • lex walker says:

        how does pettis deserve the tittle shot all he did was knock out joe he hasnt done anything special he is overrated if u ask me

      • Ryan M says:

        I don’t think that Pettis deserves a shot right now. He’s on a 2 fight win streak after losing to the gatekeeper. He’s good yes, and beat Bendo yes, but he hasn’t won against enough tough competition. Miller and Cerrone are looking good, but both lost one after about a 9 fight win streak. Diaz looks awesome, but he’s only on a 2 fight streak. I think rematch Edgar while we wait to see who deserves the shot.

  8. K2 says:

    WTF. There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with Bendo’s hands/foot while he was practicing with those kids in Korea.

  9. THE JOE+ROGAN+EFFECT+!!!!!!!!!! says:

    Awaiting xrays on Henderson’s left foot is no surprise. If you look at the the 5th round Joe Rogan defined “knockdown,” Benson actually twisted his left foot, which caused him to drop to the canvas, NOT Edgar’s “pitter-patter” punch.

    More of the Rogan effect: after the upkick, Joe Rogan said that that was the defining moment of the fight. It was not. Benson hit Edgar with so many jabs straight to his face that Edgar was affected by MORE than just the upkick. But, you now hear from many Edgar fans saying that if it wasn’t for the upkick, Edgar would’ve won. Negative.

    Lastly, count how many times Rogan refers to Edgar during this fight as “the champion.” Unusually high number of times compared to any other championship fight. Subliminal attack by Rogan on viewers??? lol.

    • Jeff says:

      I had the sound off for this fight. I think Benson won every round and totally dominated Edgar. Sometimes Rogan is wrong, he even said he is commenting on the fight and can’t possibly concentrate on watching while he’s talking and thinking(paraphrasing).

    • slacker says:

      Some interesting points and thoughts, but the fact remains that if not for the upkick, Edgar is up 2 – 0 on the scorecards. That is a great set – up for a likely win. Of course, Henderson hit him with an accumulation of shots, some really good ones. But that doesn’t change the fact that the upkick was the momentum changer in the fight – both physically to Edgar as well as on the scorecards.

  10. Nick says:

    Lol. Well Ben hit him so hard he hurt himself.

  11. bisping vs sonnen 2 says:

    lol if ben fractured his hand just from jabbing frankie i wonder what happend to maynards

  12. The natural says:

    Are u guys fucking kidding me Edgar won that fight your all just haters Henderson intentionally poked Frankie in eye clear as day and upkick was only only reason Edgar took any damage

  13. Jason N says:

    @the natural. No way in hell Edgar won that match. I guess we have totally different ideas on how a “FIGHT’ should be judged. NOT even close. You need to watch that fight again. and again. and again, until you get it right.

  14. true mma says:

    Are you fucking stupid, more like natural dumbass. Frankie lost, even Dana said he rewatched the fight and said Ben won. Natural yeah your naturally a fucking dumbass.

  15. TheBraveReply says:

    3 Judges and I disagree with you Sir.

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