The Oregon State Athletic Commission today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 102, which took place on Saturday, August 29 from The Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.
As standard practice for combat sports in "The Beaver State," all 22 fighters were issued medical suspensions for their participation in the "Couture vs. Nogueira" pay-per-view event.
While everyone got a mandatory time-out, most of the suspensions were only for seven days as a precautionary measure.
UFC middleweight Ed Herman got the stiffest sentence, getting suspended indefinitely after blowing out his knee in the second round against Aaron Simpson.
Other notable and lengthy health-related suspensions were dished out to Tim Hague (60 days) for being put to sleep by Todd Duffee and Chris Tuchscherer (45 days) for his facial laceration suffered at the hands of Gabriel Gonzaga.
Here is the complete list of UFC 102 injuries and their medical instructions:
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira — 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Randy Couture — 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Nogueira defeated Couture via unanimous decision
Thiago Silva — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Keith Jardine — 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Silva defeated Jardine via technical knockout (strikes)
Jake Rosholt — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Chris Leben — 30-day suspension and must have CT scan of possible facial fractures
Rosholt defeated Leben via submission (arm-triangle choke)
Nate Marquardt — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Demian Maia — 21-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Marquardt defeated Maia via knockout (punch)
Brandon Vera — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Krzystzof Soszynski — 30-day suspension for facial laceration
Vera defeated Soszynski via unanimous decision
Aaron Simpson — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Ed Herman — Suspended indefinitely and must have left knee cleared by a physician
Simpson defeated Herman via technical knockout (knee injury)
Gabriel Gonzaga — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Chris Tuchscherer — 45-day suspension due to facial laceration
Gonzaga defeated Tuchscherer via technical knockout (strikes)
Mike Russow — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Justin McCully — 30-day suspension due to possible left-eye injury
Russow defeated McCully via unanimous decision
Todd Duffee — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Tim Hague -- 60-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Duffee defeated Hague via knockout (punches)
Mark Munoz — 30-day suspension for right-elbow injury
Nick Catone — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Munoz defeated Catone via split decision
Evan Dunham — Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
Marcus Aurelio — 14-day suspension for precautionary reasons
Dunham defeated Aurelio via split decision
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.