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UFC 152 Medical Suspensions I MMA News


The stacked UFC 152 card gave fight fans a lot of memorable moments. It also gave us two great title fights that crowned the first ever flyweight champion and also extended the legacy of a young phenom, respectively.

Jon Jones successfully defended his title in the main event against Vitor Belfort with a fourth round americana. Jones almost tasted his first true defeat, however, as Belfort locked in a solid armbar early in the fight that may have done some serious damage to Jones’ arm. Either way, Jones proved why he is the champion and one of the best of all time.

As for the medical suspensions, most fighters were given a 14-day probationary period just to rest and allow the bumps and bruises to heal. Among the worst were knockout victims, Simeon Thoreson and Charles Oliveira who have minimum suspensions of 60 days.

These reports come from the Ontario Athletic commission and are courtesy of

Kyle Noke: 14 days rest

Charlie Brenneman: Indefinite; needs MRI for medical clearance (minimum 60 day suspension)


Mitch Gagnon: 14 days rest

Walel Watson: 14 days rest


Seth Baczynski: 14 days rest

Simeon Thoresen: Indefinite; needs MRI for medical clearance (minimum 60 day suspension)


Marcus Brimage: 14 days rest

Jimy Hettes: 14 days rest


Sean Pierson: 14 days rest

Lance Benoist: 30 days rest; forehead laceration


T.J. Grant: 14 days rest

Evan Dunham: 60 day suspension; deep cut on forehead


Vinny Magalhaes: 14 days rest

Igor Pokrajac: 30 day suspension


Cub Swanson: 14 days rest

Charles Oliveira: Indefinite suspension; needs CT/MRI for medical clearance (minimum 60 day suspension)


Matt Hamill: 14 days rest

Roger Hollett: Indefinite suspension; needs x-ray of left hand for medical clearance (minimum 30 day suspension)


Michael Bisping: 14 days rest

Brian Stann: 14 days rest


Demetrious Johnson: 14 days rest

Joseph Benavidez: 30 days suspension; cut over left eye


Jon Jones: Indefinite suspension; needs x-ray of right arm for medical clearance (minimum 14 day suspension)

Vitor Belfort: 30 days rest; laceration over eye


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4 Responses to “UFC 152 Medical Suspensions I MMA News”

  1. belfort says:

    stupid move is stupid

  2. Marcus says:

    I thought Belfort said he had his hand broken, injured ribs and foot as well… EXCUSES?

    • frost says:

      yeah he did going into the fight! he had to drop out of the wanderlei fight because of his hand. he was cleared for this fight but doesnt mean he is 100% if you have ever broken bones before or injured your ribs then you would know that even though you are medically cleared for the fact that the injury is not getting worse does not mean that you cant feel it and it still doesnt hurt. you keyboard warriors s#!% me! i’m sure you wouldn’t be able to step in with jones at all.

  3. jay says:

    they are only suspended for injuries sustained during the fight. anything that happens outside of the cage is not documented yo.

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