Georgia athletic commission issues UFC 88 medical suspensions

by on 9th September 2008

The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission has issued medical suspensions to all 18 fighters who competed at this past Saturday’s “UFC 88: Breakthrough” event, and eight were more than the standard seven days.

One of the longest suspensions was issued to headliner Chuck Liddell, who suffered a stunning second-round knockout to Rashad Evans in the night’s biggest upset.

Liddell will be shut down for 60 days and must have an MRI or CT scan and doctor’s clearance before he returns to action.

Other suspensions include:

  • Rich Franklin: Suspended 60 days due to a facial laceration
  • Matt Hamill: Suspended 30 days due to KO (precautionary reasons)
  • Martin Kampmann: Suspended 30 days due to KO (precautionary reasons)
  • Matt Brown: Suspended 15 days due to a cut
  • Thiago Tavares: Suspended 60 days due to potential nose and facial fractures (CT scan required)
  • Mike Patt: Suspended 42 days due to a nasal fracture (CT scan required)
  • Ryo Chonan: Suspended 42 days due to facial lacerations

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