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UFC on Fox 7 Medical Suspensions: Daniel Cormier Among Those Facing Six-Month Suspension

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The UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendezmedical suspensions were released to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by the California State Athletic Commission.

Five of the card’s 24 fighters – including co-main event winner Daniel Cormier – face the possibility of six months on the sidelines. Every fighter on the card received at least a standard seven-day minimum rest period.

UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

UFC on Fox 7 Medical Suspensions:

Daniel Cormier: Suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for swollen right middle finger.

Nate Diaz: Suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for facial lacerations (nose/cheeks). He faces a minimum 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days due to a TKO loss.

Matt Brown: Suspended for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for laceration to his right eyebrow.

Jordan Mein: Suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible left jaw fracture and possible right orbital fracture. He was also suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to a laceration to the nose, on top of a 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days due to a TKO loss.

Chad Mendes: Suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible right index finger fracture.

Darren Elkins: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to a TKO loss.

Myles Jury: Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to right eyebrow laceration.

Ramsey Nijem: Suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by a physician after being sent to the hospital for head trauma. He faces a minimum 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days due to a knockout loss.

Joseph Benavidez: Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless cleared by a physician due to a broken tooth and laceration to the right eyebrow unless cleared by a physician.

Darren Uyenoyama: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to TKO loss.

Jorge Masvidal: Suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible right thumb fracture. He also faces a 60-day suspension with no contact for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for two top-of-scalp lacerations.

Hugo Viana: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to TKO loss.

Roger Bowling: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to knockout loss. He must also have a neurological check-up.

Clifford Starks: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to knockout loss.

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