The Ohio Athletic Commission (OAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for the combatants who participated in the WEC 47: "Bowles vs. Cruz" event which took place last Saturday (March 6) from The Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
MMAmania.com confirmed the suspensions with OAC Executive Director Bernie Profato earlier today. And with several of the bouts ending via TKO stoppage, there were quite a few fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors.
Chief among them are Brian Bowles (hand injury) — who failed to answer the bell in the third round against Dominick Cruz — and Miguel Torres (forehead laceration) -- who suffered what Profato called "One of the worst cuts we've ever seen" after being split open by Joseph Benavidez.
But that's not all.
Here is the complete list of WEC 47 injuries and their medical instructions:
Brian Bowles: Suspended indefinitely (hand injury) unless cleared by an orthopedic doctor.
Miguel Torres: Suspended indefinitely (forehead laceration) unless cleared by a surgeon.
Chad Mendes: Suspended sixty days (cut).
Danny Castillo: Suspended sixty days for precautionary reasons.
Courtney Buck: Suspended sixty days for precautionary reasons.
Bendy Casimir: Suspended sixty days for precautionary reasons.
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.