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Bec Rawlings denies having broken hands, surprised to learn of Bare Knuckle medical suspension

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight Bec Rawlings, who also threw hands at 125 pounds before departing the world’s preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, got back into the win column with her technical knockout victory over Alma Garcia at Bare Knuckle FC last Saturday night (June 2, 2018) inside Cheyenne Ice and Events Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

There was some concern that “Rowdy” ruined her hands during the promotion’s inaugural event (see her swelling here), which led to an indefinite and perhaps somewhat hasty suspension handed down by Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts earlier this week.

“This is the first I’m hearing of being medically suspended and first I’m hearing I have a broken hand,” Rawlings wrote on Twitter. “The doctor that saw me said I was all good.”

Here is the compete list of Bare Knuckle FC medical suspensions (via MMA Fighting):

Joey Beltran: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address face lacerations

Tony Lopez: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address face and ear lacerations

Bec Rawlings: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address potential hand fracture

Alma Garcia: Suspended indefinitely, fighter needs to be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address potential fractured nose and face lacerations

Irineu Beato Costa Jr.: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address potential concussion

Johnny Bedford: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address potential right hand fracture

Nick Mamalis: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address left eye laceration

Reggie Barnett: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address potential right and left hand fractures

Travis Thompson: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address left eye laceration

DJ Linderman: Suspended indefinitely, fighter must be cleared by doctor before next fight; fight doctor recommends fighter seek medical attention to address left eye laceration

Eric Prindle: Suspended 60 days

Dale Sopi: Suspended 60 days

Omar Avelar: Suspended 60 days

Ricco Rodriquez: Suspended 30 days

Lewis Rumsey: Suspended 30 days

Maurice Jackson: Suspended 30 days

Estevan Payan: Suspended 30 days

Arnold Adams: Suspended 30 days

Sam Shewmaker: Suspended 7 days

Bobby Gunn: Suspended 7 days

As with all combat sports medical suspensions, 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 complete Bare Knuckle FC results and play-by-play click here.