The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC Fight Night 23: "Fight for the Troops 2," which took place on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, from the Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas.
With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), there were a handful of fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors.
Chief among them is undefeated heavyweight Matt Mitrione. "Meathead" has been suspended indefinitely after using his left hand to play Donkey Konga on Tim Hague's face.
"The Thrashing Machine" is forced to sit out until Feb. 22 for being on the receiving end of said damage.
Also getting a mandatory timeout was Willamy Freire, who was suspended indefinitely for injuries sustained to his right hand and cheek in his unanimous decision loss to Waylon Lowe.
But that's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC Fight Night 23: "Fight for the Troops 2" injuries and their medical instructions, courtesy of Sherdog.com:
Matt Mitrione: Suspended indefinitely due to injured left hand and must be cleared by an orthopedist.
Willamy Freire: Suspended indefinitely due to injuries to the right hand and right cheek and must be cleared by an orthopedist and facial surgeon.
Evan Dunham: Suspended until Feb. 22 for precautionary reasons.
Tim Hague: Suspended until Feb. 22 for precautionary reasons.
George Roop: Suspended until Feb. 22 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.
For complete UFC Fight Night 23 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.