The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently issued the medical suspensions from UFCs The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 6 Finale this past weekend.
Six of the nine bouts ended in the first round, meaning that the fighters minimized their chances of sustaining serious injuries.
Not surprisingly, Jon Koppenhaver and Jared Rollins were not so lucky -- the two welterweights went to war in a blood-soaked back-and-forth battle.
Surprisingly, Roger Huerta and Clay Guida were absent from the report even though the two lightweights put on an epic display in the main event of the evening.
Here's the skinny:
Tommy Speer — He is suspended until January 1, 2008, with a laceration below his left eye. No contact until December 30, 2007.
Jon Koppenhaver -- He is suspended until January 23, 2008, with a scalp laceration thanks to those vicious Rollins elbows. No contact until January 8, 2008.
Jared Rollins -- He is suspended until February 7, 2008, with a right eye laceration. No contact until January 23, 2008.
Richie Hightower -- He is suspended until January 8, 2008. No contact until December 30, 2007.
Dorian Price -- He is suspended until January 8, 2008, with an ankle sprain. No contact until December 30, 2007.
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.
For this event, however, the suspensions don't appear to be long at all -- most (if not all) of the fighters should be able to return as early as February 2008. In addition, there is nothing in the notes that indicates any fighter needs medical clearance prior to competing again.
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