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WEC 50 headliners among list of fighters facing medical suspension

It stands to reason an individual might incur an injury or two while standing opposite in the ring from a highly-skilled opponent and exchanging blows for twenty-five minutes. That being said, as you might expect, both WEC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz and challenger Joseph Benavidez were included in a group of twelve WEC 50 fighters facing some sort of medical suspension on the heels of this past week’s event.

According to information received by Five Ounces of Pain from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the 16-1 Cruz, who retained his title via split-decision, will have to get his right hand x-rayed if he hopes to defend his belt again at some point over the next six months.

Meanwhile, Benavidez’s injuries were more minimal and will only require him to avoid contact for the next month. He will be eligible to compete again as soon as October 3rd, 2010.

The complete list of suspensions is as follows:

Danny Castillo – Must have right wrist x-rayed or no contest until 2/15/11; minimum suspension with no contact until 9/9/10, no contest until 9/18/10
Dave Jansen – Suspended until 10/3/10 with no contact until 9/18/10
Javier Vazquez – Suspended until 9/18/10 with no contact until 9/9/10
Anthony Njokuani – Suspended until 10/3/10 with no contact until 9/18/10
Zach Micklewright – Suspended until 10/3/10 with no contact until 9/18/10
Bart Palaszewski – Must have right knee x-rayed or no contest until 2/15/11
Scott Jorgensen – Must have left hand x-rayed or no contest until 2/15/11; minimum suspension with no contact until 9/9/10, no contest until 9/18/10
Brad Pickett – Suspended until 9/18/10 with no contact until 9/9/10
Shane Roller – Must have left knee x-rayed or no contest until 2/15/11
Anthony Pettis – Suspended until 9/18/10 with no contact until 9/9/10
Joseph Benavidez – Suspended until 10/3/10 with no contact until 9/18/10
Dominick Cruz – Must have right hand x-rayed or no contest until 2/15/11

3 COMMENTS
  • Guthookd says:

    OK, someone needs to figure out a way to tape up these hand better. It seems like the broken hand is the most common MMA injury of all and once broken they seem to re-break every other fight.

    Bummer.,

  • Lord Faust says:

    Guthookd: I think you’re definitely right. My memory could be faulty, but I believe that was an issue that “Stitch” talked about during a couple of radio appearances. From what I understand (I could be wrong, I do not train MMA or boxing), the art of proper hand-wrapping is something that isn’t nearly as widely disseminated as it should be. Hell, even some of the magic that guys like “Stitch” work, to keep fighters from having fights stopped early due to cuts is closely guarded.

    I’d like to hear from some of the corner people and trainers about this; I do find it ridiculous that there are so many broken hands. I can see it if they were due to ground and pound, and due to fighters smashing fists into unforgiving ring mats, but they are almost 100% due to stand up striking.

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Definitely-MMA hands are not to be treated the same as boxing hands

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