UFC 134 Medical Suspensions Released: Forrest Griffin out for 180 Days

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UFC 134 Medical Suspensions Released: Forrest Griffin out for 180 Days

Following UFC 134 this past weekend in Rio de Janeiro, 16 UFC fighters have been issued medical suspensions.

Given that the country of Brazil lacks sanctioning for these matters, UFC parent company Zuffa LLC was forced to handle all suspensions and regulatory processes.

The company has put forth a strict system, using some of the most knowledgeable doctors and regulators in the sport. They feel that their standard of regulation is on par with most major athletic commissions.

The full list of suspensions, courtesy of MixedMartialArts.com, is as follows:

 

Yushin Okami: Suspended 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Forrest Griffin: Suspended 180 days due to possible right-foot and jaw injuries, though he can be cleared early by a physician. Regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Ross Pearson: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Brendan Schaub: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Luiz Cane: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons.

Stanislav Nedkov: Suspended 180 days due to a possible nasal fracture, though he can be cleared early by a physician. Regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Thiago Tavares: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons.

Rousimar Palhares: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Dan Miller: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Raphael Assuncao: Suspended 180 days due to a possible nasal fracture, though he can be cleared early by a physician; regardless, suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons.

Erick Silva: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons.

Luis Ramos: Suspended 40 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Yuri Alcantara: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons.

Felipe Arantes: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons.

Yves Jabouin: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons.

Ian Loveland: Suspended 180 days due to a possible chest injury, though he can be cleared early by a physician; regardless, suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons.

 

UFC 134 was the first UFC event held in Brazil in more than a decade and the promotion's return was wildly successful, completely selling out in under an hour.

Due to the fond reception, Dana White has stated that the UFC will definitely be returning to Brazil in the future and that they're going to do the event in a bigger stadium next time.

UFC 134 was headlined by Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami, with the UFC middleweight championship on the line. Silva defended the belt successfully in his homeland, TKOing Okami in the second round. In doing so, Silva broke his own records for most consecutive title defenses and most consecutive wins in the UFC.

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