UFC Fight Night 28 medical suspensions: 'Jacare' Souza and Jussier Da Silva out for 180 days

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza and Jussier 'Formiga' will be out for an extended period of time due to injury following UFC Fight Night 28: 'Texeira vs Bader' in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on Wednesday night (Sept. 4, 2013). Hopefully 'Jacare' will be back sooner than expected to challenge the top of the division.

Glover Teixeira sent Ryan Bader back down the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight ladder when he finished the former Arizona State University wrestler in the first round with a stunning knockout at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. That win earned Teixeira a title shot against the winner of Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 later this month.

However, the most notable injury is Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza's foot. Souza put the wood to Yushin Okami, finishing him in the first round by ground and pound. However, he wasn't able to celebrate the win in normal fashion, instead he limped away.

In his post-fight interview with John Anik, Souza told the crowd, "when I kicked him, I saw that I hurt him a bit so I kicked him more. It's hurt, and because it's hurt unfortunately I couldn't do my ‘jacare' walk for the crowd."

There is no word yet of the extent of his injury, but it would be a shame to hear that he's out for an extended period of time following such a dominant win. Souza and the rest of the competitors from Wednesday night's (Sept. 4, 2013) were handed down suspensions from the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA).

Glover Teixeira: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
Ryan Bader: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
Ronaldo Souza: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs x-ray on right foot
Yushin Okami: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
Joseph Benavidez: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Jussier Da Silva: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs x-ray on right foot
Piotr Hallmann: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
Francisco Trinaldo: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
Rafael Natal: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Tor Troeng: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
Ali Bagautinov: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Marcos Vinicius: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
Edimilson Souza: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs surgery on right hand
Felipe Arantes: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
Lucas Martins: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Ramiro Hernandez: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
Elias Silverio: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Joao Zeferino: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Ivan Jorge: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Keith Wisniewski: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Sean Spencer: suspended 21 days with 14 days no contact
Yuri Villefort: suspended 21 days with 14 days no contact

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