UFC 150 Medical Suspensions: Benson Henderson Suspended Indefinitely
UFC 150 took place on Saturday, August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. In the evening’s main event, Benson Henderson retained his UFC lightweight crown, defeating former champion Frankie Edgar via split decision.
The result of that fight continues to be debated among MMA fans and pundits, as many had the fight scored in favor of the former champion. While the debates give fans something to discuss until the next fight card, they really have no bearing; the decision of the judges stands and Henderson remains the champ, case closed.
Henderson’s next opponent has already been named and a date set for that fight, as USA Today broke the news that Henderson would meet Nate Diaz on December 8 when the UFC presents their fifth installment of UFC on FOX.
It’s doubtful that the Henderson versus Diaz fight is in any jeopardy, but it should be noted that Henderson was one of eight fighters handed a suspension following UFC 150 and the only fighter that was suspended indefinitely.
Full list of UFC 150 Medical Suspensions per Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Affairs Office of Boxing:
Benson Henderson: Must be cleared by a physician.
Melvin Guillard: Suspended for 60 days.
Buddy Roberts: Suspended for 30 days.
Justin Lawrence: Suspended for 60 days, and must be cleared by a physician.
Jared Hamman: Suspended for 60 days.
Ken Stone: Suspended for 30 days.
Dustin Pague: Suspended for 45 days.
Eiji Mitsuoka: Suspended for 45 days.
UFC President Dana White opened the post-fight press conference by revealing that the fight card drew a crowd of 15,008 and brought in a gate of $650,000.
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