The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB) has provided MMAmania.com with its list of medical suspensions for the fighters competing at UFC 111: "St. Pierre vs. Hardy," which took place on Saturday, March 27, 2010, from the Prudential Center in Newark.
With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), there were a handful of fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors. And one fighter will be riding the bench for not releasing a submission on time.
Rousimar Palhares slapped on a heel hook early in the first round to submit Tomasz Drwal, though he failed to break the hold when the "Gorilla" tapped -- or when referee Kevin Mulhall instructed him to upon calling the fight.
The NJSACB wasn't impressed with his post-fight apology and hit him with a 90-day supension.
Joining him on the sidelines is Matt Riddle, who was awarded a disqualification victory over Greg Soto after getting plunked in the face with an illegal upkick. The former TUF contestant will be out indefinitely pending the results of a CAT Scan.
But that's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC 111 injuries and their medical instructions:
Frank Mir: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons
Mark Bocek: Suspended 30 days for scalp laceration
Rory Markham: Suspended 30 days for facial laceration
Rousimar Palhares: Suspended 90 days for failing to release submission
Tomasz Drwal: Suspended indefinitely pending X-ray of left knee and ankle
Jared Hamman: Suspended indefinitely pending X-rays of right foot (minimum 60 days due to foot lacerations)
Matthew Riddle: Suspended indefinitely pending CAT Scan (minimum 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.