The Indiana Gaming Commission recently issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 119: "Mir vs. Cro Cop," which took place on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), 10 of the 22 fighters who competed on the "Naptown" pay-per-view were flagged for follow up visits with their doctors.
Chief among them was Croatian striker Mirko Filipovic. "Cro Cop" is on the shelf indefinitely (possible head trauma) until a CT Scan clears him for return. Still, Filipovic must serve a minimum suspension of 180 days following his main event fight against Frank Mir.
Also getting a mandatory vacation was former welterweight champion Matt Serra. After "The Terror" got whooped by a streaking Chris Lytle, the commission wants to see his melon on the big screen before he can return to action.
Like Cro Cop, Serra is also benched for 180 days regardless of the outcome.
Here is the complete list of UFC 119 injuries and their medical instructions (via MMA Weekly):
Mirko Filipovic: Suspended indefinitely, must clear CT head scan. 180 day suspension following the fight.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: 30 day suspension, 30 days no contact.
Matt Serra: Suspended indefinitely, must clear CT head scan, 180 day suspension following the fight.
Evan Dunham: 45 day suspension, 45 day no contact.
Sean Sherk: 30 day suspension, 21 days no contact.
Joey Beltran: 30 day suspension, 30 days no contact.
Matt Mitrione: 30 day suspension, 12 days no contact.
Steve Lopez: 30 day suspension for laceration on his forehead, 30 days no contact.
Sean McCorkle: 30 day suspension, 21 days no contact.
Mark Hunt: Indefinite suspension, needs to clear X-ray on left elbow, 30 days no contact.
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.