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NSAC Medically Suspends Nine Fighters after UFC 98

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued nine medical suspensions following this weekend’s UFC 98 card, including former lightweight champion Rashad Evans, according to paperwork released by NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer.

Evans suffered a brutal knockout loss to Lyoto Machida. He has been suspended from having contact until July 8 for precautionary reasons, which is customary when a fighter suffers a knockout loss.

Two of the recommended suspensions can end immediately following a doctor’s clearance. Drew McFedries (right wrist) and Kyle Bradley (right hand) must have X-rays and if their doctors give them the OK, they will be cleared to fight right away. If not, each fighter is suspended until December 10.

The full list of the NSAC’s medical suspensions is listed below:

*Rashad Evans is suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 8 for precautionary reasons.

*Drew McFedries must have his right wrist X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor. Otherwise, he’s suspended until Dec. 10.

*Xavier Foupa-Pokam is suspended until July 8 with no contact until June 23 for precautionary reasons.

*Sean Sherk is suspended until July 8 with no contact until June 23 for precautionary reasons.

*Patrick Barry must have his right foot X-rayed and cleared by a doctor. Otherwise, he’s suspended until Dec. 10. Even if cleared, he has a minimum suspension until June 23 with no contact until June 14 because of the injured foot.

*Phillipe Nover is suspended until June 23 with no contact until June 14 for precautionary reasons.

*Kyle Bradley must have his right hand X-rayed and cleared by a doctor. Otherwise, he’s suspended until Dec. 10.

*Andre Gusmao is suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 8 for precautionary reasons.

*Dave Kaplan is suspended until June 23 with no contact until June 14 due to a nose laceration.

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