The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) recently issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 104: "Machida vs. Shogun," which took place on Saturday, Oct. 24 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
With several of the bouts drawing blood, there were quite a few fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors, including Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida — who went Hollywood and got bee-stung lips courtesy of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. "Big" Ben Rothwell — who had his eyebrow opened up during his drubbing at the hands of Cain Velasquez, was also benched for his injuries.
Spencer "The King" Fisher will also need to give his melon a rest after Joe "Daddy" Stevenson pounded on it en route to a second round technical knockout. And Yoshiyuki "Zenko" Yoshida didn’t get off easy either after going limp against Anthony "Rumble" Johnson.
Here is the complete list of UFC 104 injuries and their medical instructions:
Lyoto Machida: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for upper lip laceration.
Ben Rothwell: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for right eyebrow laceration.
Spencer Fisher: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for right eye laceration.
Yoshiyuki Yoshida: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.
Patrick Barry: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) for possible left wrist fracture.
Antoni Hardonk: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.
Rob Kimmons: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for forehead laceration.
Eric Schafer: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for nose laceration.
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.