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UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions: Urijah Faber Heads Trio of Possible Six-Month Suspensions

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UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions: Urijah Faber Heads Trio of Possible Six-Month Suspensions

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title on Saturday night at UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II, wielding the power that many thought a 125-pound man didn’t have in his hands. Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez little more than two minutes into the opening round of their fight, putting Benavidez on the UFC on Fox 9 medically suspended list.

Urijah Faber – although he won his fight by submitting Michael McDonald – landed what could be six-month suspension after he injured both hands in the fight.

Mac Danzig and Court McGee also face potential six-month suspensions for various concerns, while every fighter on the card received at least a mandatory seven-day rest period.

The California State Athletic Commission on Monday released the UFC on Fox 9 medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com. UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II took place on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions

Joseph Benavidez is suspended for 60 days pending a CT scan/full neurological evaluation and clearance by neurologist. He faces a minimum 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days.

Urijah Faber is suspended for 180 days due to injuries to both hands and his left wrist unless cleared by a doctor.

Michael McDonald is suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days. He is required to get a full neurological evaluation and clearance by a doctor.

Nik Lentz is suspended for 60 days due to a facial laceration and must get medical clearance.

Mac Danzig is suspended for 180 days due to a possible fractured nose and must get medical clearance. He also faces a 60-day suspension due to multiple cuts to his face and head, must get a CT scan of his left elbow/shoulder/clavicle, and get medical clearance.

Ryan LaFlare is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his left eye and must get medical clearance.

Court McGee is suspended for 180 days due to a possible left orbital fracture and vision problems and must get clearance from an ophthalmologist. He also faces a 60-day suspension for a cut around his left eye.

Edson Barboza is suspended for 60 days due to a head laceration and must get medical clearance.

Zach Makovsky is suspended for 60 days due to possible fractured left hand and must get medical clearance.

Scott Jorgensen is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his right eye and must get medical clearance.

Cody McKenzie is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his right eye and must get medical clearance.

Sam Stout is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his right eye and must get medical clearance.

Roger Bowling is suspended for 60 days due to a cut around his right eye and must get medical clearance. He also faces a minimum 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days due to TKO loss.

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