UFC Fight Night 32 Medical Suspensions: Rony Jason, Brandon Thatch Get 180 Days

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UFC Fight Night 32 Medical Suspensions: Rony Jason, Brandon Thatch Get 180 Days
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Welterweight Brandon Thatch received a 180-day suspension.

Their UFC Fight Night 32 outcomes were polar opposites, but Rony Jason and Brandon Thatch received identical medical suspensions Monday.

According to a report from MMA Junkie, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission has issued 180-day suspensions for both Thatch and Jason. 

The report does not give official reasons for the suspensions, though it does note that ankle and shoulder injuries may be the culprit for Thatch, an electrifying welterweight who pushed his UFC record to 2-0 Saturday night after veteran Paulo Thiago tapped out following a heavy knee strike from Thatch in the first round. 

Jason, meanwhile, failed to live up to high expectations at UFC Fight Night 32. He took his first UFC loss when Jeremy Stephens laid him out with a head kick only 40 seconds into the first round.

The suspension, though, may have more to do with what happened after the fight, when Jason reportedly punched a wall in frustration and suffered a hand laceration as a result. 

Both main event fighters received relatively clean bills of health from the commission after their fights. Following his quick and devastating knockout of Dan Henderson—the first knockout loss of Henderson's career—Vitor Belfort will be shelved for only 14 days, while Henderson got a 45-day suspension.

Here is a full list of UFC Fight Night 32 medical suspensions, based on the MMA Junkie report:

  • Vitor Belfort: suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days
  • Dan Henderson: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Cezar Ferreira: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Daniel Sarafian: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Rafael Cavalcante: suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days
  • Igor Pokrajac: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Paulo Thiago: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Brandon Thatch: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor after ankle MRI and shoulder X-ray
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio: suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Ryan LaFlare: suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Rony Jason: suspended 180 days
  • Jeremy Stephens: suspended 21 days with no contact for 14 days
  • Godofredo Pepey: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Sam Sicília: suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days
  • Thiago Perpetuo: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Omari Akhmedov: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Thiago Tavares: suspended 21 days with no contact for 14 days
  • Justin Salas: suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days
  • Adriano Martins: suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days
  • Daron Cruickshank: suspended 21 days with no contact for 14 days
  • Jose Maria: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Dustin Ortiz: suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days
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