UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions: Faber, McGee, Danzig Face Long Layoffs

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UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions: Faber, McGee, Danzig Face Long Layoffs
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Urijah Faber obliterated Michael McDonald at UFC on Fox 9 via second-round guillotine choke, but "The California Kid" paid for the dominant victory with his body.

Due to injuries to his hands and left wrist, Faber is suspended for 180 days with no contact unless cleared by a doctor, according to MMAjunkie.

Court McGee and Mac Danzig, both losers at the event, also received 180-day suspensions with no contact. McGee suffered a broken left orbital, while Danzig endured a variety of injuries, which are outlined below. 

Perhaps most surprisingly, Joseph Benavidez will sit out a maximum of 60 days. Despite being knocked out in brutal fashion in the night's main event, Benavidez will rebound quickly, and he can return to training in less than this two-month time frame, pending a doctor's clearance. 

Here is the full list of suspensions for UFC on Fox 9's fighters, as outlined by MMAjunkie:

  • Demetrious Johnson: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Joseph Benavidez: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days. Additionally, suspended 60 days unless cleared by neurologist following CT scan and full neurological exam.
  • Urijah Faber: Suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by doctor for injuries to both hands and left wrist.
  • Michael McDonald: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor following full neurological exam.
  • Chad Mendes: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Nik Lentz: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for facial cut. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
  • Joe Lauzon: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Mac Danzig: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for facial cuts. Additionally, suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 due to a possible fractured nose. He also must have a possible left elbow/shoulder/clavicle injury cleared by a doctor.
  • Ryan LaFlare: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near left eye. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
  • Court McGee: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact for cut around left eye. Additionally, suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days for possible left orbital fracture and resulting vision problems unless cleared by ophthalmologist.
  • Edson Barboza: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to head cut. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
  • Danny Castillo: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Bobby Green: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Pat Healy: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Zach Makovsky: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for possible broken left hand. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
  • Scott Jorgensen: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eye. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
  • Cody McKenzie: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eyebrow. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
  • Sam Stout: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eye. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
  • Abel Trujillo: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Roger Bowling: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days from TKO loss. Additionally, suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eyelid. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
  • Alp Ozkilic: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Darren Uyenoyama: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
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