UFC 103 medical suspensions and injuries

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 103, which took place on Saturday, September 19 from The American Airlines Center in Dallas.

It was a wash across the board for "The Lone Star State," as all 26 fighters were issued medical suspensions for their participation in the "Franklin vs. Belfort" pay-per-view event.

While everyone got a mandatory time-out, most of the suspensions were only for seven days as a precautionary measure.

Former PRIDE star Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic got the stiffest penalty, getting suspended indefinitely after throwing in the towel against Junior Dos Santos in the third round of their heavyweight affair.

Other notable suspensions were dished out to Rich Franklin, Martin Kampmann, Frank Trigg, Hermes Franca and Cole Miller -- all of whom were on the receiving end of TKO stoppages.

Each of those fighters will join Steve Lopez on the sidelines until October 20. Lopez injured his shoulder in his UFC debut against Jim Miller, bringing a halt to the contest at just under a minute of the second round.

Here is the complete list of UFC 103 medical suspensions:

Vitor Belfort -- suspended until Sept. 27
Rich Franklin -- suspended until Oct. 20
Belfort defeated Franklin via TKO

Junior Dos Santos -- suspended until Sept. 29
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic -- suspended indefinitely
Dos Santos defeated Filipovic via submission (surrender)

Paul Daley -- suspended until Sept. 27
Martin Kampmann -- suspended until Oct. 20
Daley defeated Kampmann via TKO (strikes)

Josh Koscheck -- suspended until Sept. 27
Frank Trigg -- suspended until Oct. 20
Koscheck defeated Trigg via TKO (strikes)

Tyson Griffin -- suspended until Sept. 27
Hermes Franca -- suspended until Oct. 20
Griffin defeated Franca via TKO (strikes)

Efrain Escudero -- suspended until Sept. 27
Cole Miller -- suspended until Oct. 20
Escudero defeated Miller via TKO (strikes)

Tomasz Drwal -- suspended until Sept. 27
Drew McFedries -- suspended until Sept. 27
Drwal defeated McFedries via submission (rear naked choke)

Jim Miller -- suspended until Sept. 27
Steve Lopez -- suspended until Oct. 20
Miller defeated Lopez via TKO (injury)

Nick Lentz -- suspended until Sept. 29
Rafaello Oliveira -- suspended until Sept. 29
Lentz defeated Oliveira via unanimous decision

Rick Story -- suspended until Sept. 27
Brian Foster -- suspended until Sept. 27
Story defeated Foster via submission (arm-triangle choke)

Eliot Marshall -- suspended until Sept. 29
Jason Brilz -- suspended until Sept. 29
Marshall defeated Brilz via unanimous decision

Vladimir Matyushenko -- suspended until Sept. 29
Igor Pokrajac -- suspended until Sept. 29
Matyushenko defeated Pokrajac via unanimous decision

Rafael Dos Anjos -- suspended until Sept. 29
Rob Emerson -- suspended until Sept. 29
Dos Anjos defeated Emerson via unanimous 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.

For complete results and coverage of UFC 103 click here and here.

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