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UFC on FOX 23 medical suspensions sit Julianna Pena, Aljamain Sterling up to 180 days

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UFC on FOX 23 medical suspensions sit Julianna Pena, Aljamain Sterling up to 180 days

UFC on FOX 23 injuries and medical suspensions for those athletes competing at the “Shevchenko vs. Pena” mixed martial arts (MMA) event last Saturday night (Jan. 28, 2017) from inside Pepsi Center in Denver, were released on Tuesday by Colorado State Boxing Commission.

Leading the list of mandatory timeouts is women’s bantamweight contender Julianna Pena, who could see up to six months of inactivity following her submission loss to Valentina Shevchenko in the main event.

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Joining her on the injured reserves is 135-pound whiz kid Aljamain Sterling. “Funkmaster” came up short against Raphael Assuncao in their bantamweight brawl and will now have a maximum of 180 days to figure out what went wrong.

That’s not all.

Full list of UFC on FOX 23 medical suspensions (courtesy of MMA Fighting) are below:

  • Julianna Pena: Suspended 180 days, can be cleared earlier by physician
  • Aljamain Sterling: Suspended 180 days, can be cleared earlier by physician
  • Jordan Johnson: Suspended 180 days, can be cleared earlier by physician
  • Eric Shelton: Suspended 180 days, can be cleared earlier by physician; minimum suspension of 30 days
  • Jorge Masvidal: Suspended 90 days, can be cleared earlier by physician
  • Marcos Rogerio De Lima: Suspended 90 days, can be cleared earlier by physician; minimum suspension of 30 days (weight)
  • Andrei Arlovski: Suspended 60 days
  • Robert Nash: Suspended 60 days
  • Donald Cerrone: Suspended 45 days
  • Henrique da Silva: Suspended 45 days
  • Jason Knight: Suspended 30 days
  • Alex Caceres: Suspended 30 days
  • Sam Alvey: Suspended 30 days
  • Nate Marquardt: Suspended 30 days
  • Alessio Di Chirico: Suspended 30 days
  • Eric Spicely: Suspended 30 days
  • Jeremy Kimball: Suspended 30 days
  • J.C. Cottrell: Suspended 30 days
  • Jason Gonzalez: Suspended 30 days

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

For a complete wrap up of all the UFC on FOX 23 weekend festivities click here.

Source:: mma mania