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Ryan Ford suspended six months by Edmonton athletic commission for competing with broken arm


World Series of Fighting (WSOF) welterweight Ryan Ford has been suspended for six months following his WSOF 14 main event loss to Jake Shields, which took place last month inside Edmonton EXPO Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

That's because Ford chose not to disclose the fact that he entered the fight with a broken arm, but then released a video detailing his injury -- which included a fractured ulna bone -- shortly after coming up short on NBC Sports Network.

"The Real Deal" -- who will not appeal the ruling -- shared his reaction with MMA Junkie:

"What's fair or not fair doesn't really matter. It is what it is. It's funny cause guys go into fights always injured. They have said it after fights in interviews (that they suffered) broken hands, ribs, nose torn, knees. Do they get suspended? Maybe not a broken arm lol but that's the difference that separates me from others."

WSOF President Ray Sefo insists he was unaware of the existing injury.

Ford was submitted in the opening frame (see the GIF here), snapping a six-fight win streak and falling to 22-5 overall. The 32-year-old welterweight told fans he was compelled to step into the cage, even with a bum wing, because getting paid to fight is the only way he can feed his family.

Something he won't be able to do for another six months.

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