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Bellator 220 medical suspensions: Rory MacDonald draws potential six-month sit

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MMA: Bellator 220-Macdonald vs Fitch Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports

One thing I can say about the folks at Bellator MMA, they certainly have a lot of people competing at these live events, which is why the list of medical suspensions, much like the Bellator 220 payouts sheet from last Sat. night (April 27) in San Jose, is so damn long.

So is Macdonald’s medical timeout

“Red King” suffered his fair share of bumps and bruises in his majority draw against Jon Fitch, leading to to a potential six-month suspension. That might be a problem for both MacDonald and Bellator MMA, as the 170-pound champion is scheduled to compete against Neiman “I hate bullshit” Gracie in the next round fo the promotion’s welterweight grand prix this June in Madison Square Garden.

Here is the complete list of Bellator MMA medical suspensions, handed down by California State Athletic Commission (via MMA Fighting):

Rory MacDonald: Must be cleared by physician for potential right later epicondyle injury or suspended 180 days; must be cleared by physician due to facial cut on right side or suspended 60 days

Veta Arteaga: Must be cleared by physician for potential left knee injury or suspended 180 days; suspended 60 days no contact due to laceration on forehead

Adam Piccolotti: Must be cleared by physician for potential nasal and left orbital fractures or suspended 180 days; suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact

Liam McGeary: Must be cleared by physician for fractured jaw or suspended 180 days; suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO

Jordan Williams: Must be cleared by physician and x-ray for potential fractured nose or suspended 180 days

Jon Fitch: Must be cleared by physician for scalp laceration or suspended 60 days

Bruno Casillas: Suspended 60 days due to lacerations on lower lip; suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO

Diego Herzog: Suspended 60 days due to lacerations over left eyelid and nose

Nathan Stolen: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO

Travis Crain: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO

Justin Tenedora: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO

Peter Ishiguro: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO

Justin Roswell: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO

Tom Ponce de Leon: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to hard bout

Jamario Mulder: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to hard bout

The remaining fighters drew mandatory seven-day rest suspensions:

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane
Benson Henderson
Phil Davis
Gaston Bolanos
Aviv Gozali
Brandon Faumui
Chris Avila
Matt Perez
Cass Bell
Chuck Campbell
Hyder Amil
Paradise Vaovasa
Josh San Diego
Brandon Laroco
Abraham Vaesau
Chris Inocencio
Boris Novachkov
Ignacio Ortiz
Roger Severson
Jon Adams
Erick Gunha

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 complete Bellator 220 results, including play-by-play, click here.