Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be losing 10 of its 22 fighters who competed at the UFC Fight Night 45: "Cerrone vs. Miller" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last Wednesday night (July 16, 2014) inside Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
At least until their physicians clear them to come back.
Chief among them is Jim Miller, who was clocked and socked by Donald Cerrone in the headlining affair. The gritty lightweight will be sat indefinitely after taking an inordinate amount of punishment to the arm and gut. Joining him on the bench -- until further notice -- are Alex White, Jessamyn Duke, and Alptekin Ozkilic, who also suffered crushing knockout losses.
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC Fight Night 45 injuries and medical suspensions from New Jersey State Athletic Control Board:
Jim Miller: Suspended indefinitely pending X-ray of right forearm, as well as abdominal ultrasound. Minimum suspension 30 days (30 days no contact) for knockout loss.
Evan Dunham: Suspended 30 days (30 days no contact) for technical knockout loss.
Justin Salas: Suspended 30 days for facial laceration, 30 days no contact for technical knockout loss.
Joe Proctor: Suspended 30 days (30 days no contact) for left temporal hematoma.
Alptekin Ozkillic: Suspended indefinitely pending CT scan (head). Minimum suspension 30 days (30 days no contact) for technical knockout loss.
Alex White: Suspended indefinitely pending neurological examination and CT scan. Minimum suspension 45 days (30 days no contact) for eye laceration.
Jesamyn Duke: Suspended indefinitely pending orthopedic clearance of left hand (pic). Minimum suspension 30 days (30 days no contact) for technical knockout loss.
Hugo Viana: Suspended 30 days (30 days no contact) for technical knockout loss.
Jerrod Sanders: Suspended indefinitely pending X-ray of left ankle.
Tina Lahdemaki: Suspended indefinitely pending opthalmological clearance of right eye. Minimum suspension 60 days (60 days no contact) 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. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.
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