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UFC 111 medical suspensions and injuries for 'St. Pierre vs Hardy'


The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB) has provided with its list of medical suspensions for the fighters competing at UFC 111: "St. Pierre vs. Hardy," which took place on Saturday, March 27, 2010, from the Prudential Center in Newark.

With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), there were a handful of fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors. And one fighter will be riding the bench for not releasing a submission on time.

Rousimar Palhares slapped on a heel hook early in the first round to submit Tomasz Drwal, though he failed to break the hold when the "Gorilla" tapped -- or when referee Kevin Mulhall instructed him to upon calling the fight.

The NJSACB wasn't impressed with his post-fight apology and hit him with a 90-day supension.

Joining him on the sidelines is Matt Riddle, who was awarded a disqualification victory over Greg Soto after getting plunked in the face with an illegal upkick. The former TUF contestant will be out indefinitely pending the results of a CAT Scan.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 111 injuries and their medical instructions:

Frank Mir: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons
Mark Bocek: Suspended 30 days for scalp laceration
Rory Markham: Suspended 30 days for facial laceration
Rousimar Palhares: Suspended 90 days for failing to release submission
Tomasz Drwal: Suspended indefinitely pending X-ray of left knee and ankle
Jared Hamman: Suspended indefinitely pending X-rays of right foot (minimum 60 days due to foot lacerations)
Matthew Riddle: Suspended indefinitely pending CAT Scan (minimum 30 days)

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 complete UFC 111 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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