Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be sending some of its mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to the sidelines following the carnage at UFC Fight Night 81, which took place last month (Jan. 17, 2016) inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Chief among them are main and co-main event fighters Dominick Cruz and Anthony Pettis, who along with heavyweight Travis Browne, earned six-month sits for damage incurred during the FOX Sports 1 telecast (details). Massachusetts State Athletic Commission, however, would not disclose the injuries behind each individual suspension.
Not that we needed any disclosure for this poor guy.
Here are the full UFC Fight Night 81 injuries and medical suspensions (via MMA Junkie):
Dominick Cruz: 180 days
Anthony Pettis: 180 days
Travis Browne: 180 days
Matt Mitrione: 180 days
Ross Pearson: 30 days
Ben Saunders: 180 days
Tim Boetsch: 45 days
Maximo Blanco: 30 days
Sean O'Connell: 30 days
Kyle Bochniak: 180 days
Joey Gomez: 45 days
Elvis Mutapcic: 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. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.
For a complete wrap up of all the UFC "Boston" combat sports festivities click here.