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Two UFC 119 fighters suspended six months for medical reasons

A total of ten participants from last weekend’s UFC 119 event were issued a mandatory break from competition by the Indiana Gaming Commission today based on damage sustained at the event. Topping the list were Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Matt Serra, who will both be sidelined for at least six months and possibly longer depending on the results of a requisite CT scan.

News of the suspensions was reported by MMAFighting.

“Cro Cop” was knocked out by a devastating knee from Frank Mir in the closing minute of their headlining match-up, and though former UFC welterweight champ Serra went to a decision against opponent Chris Lytle he still absorbed a good deal of punishment throughout the affair as most of the bout’s action involved stand-up.

Here is a complete list of UFC 119 medical suspensions:

Sean McCorkle – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Steve Lopez – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 30 days (cut)
Matt Mitrione – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 12 days
Joey Beltran – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 30 days (cut)
Mark Hunt – Suspended minimum of 30 days, left elbow must be cleared by X-Ray result
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 30 days
Sean Sherk – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Evan Dunham – Suspended 45 days with no contact for 45 days
Matt Serra – Suspended minimum of 180 days, must be cleared by CT scan
Mirko Filipovic – Suspended minimum of 180 days, must be cleared by CT scan

3 COMMENTS
  • MCM says:

    Wow, you know it’s a horrible card when both Lil Nog and Cro Cop take their opponents late into the third round and neither opponent is damaged enough to receive a medical suspension afterwords.

  • Guthookd says:

    That or you know CC and Lil Nog are beginning to become horrible themselves. One or the other…. :)

  • Rece Rock says:

    I wish I could get suspended ( with pay ) from my job….guess I could throw my self down the stairs.

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