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BKFC 6: Paulie Malignaggi, Chris Leben suspended indefinitely following bare-knuckle losses in Tampa

Paulie Malignaggi claims he’s done fighting in the wake of his unanimous decision loss to Artem Lobov at the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Tampa, Florida (highlights), which works out for all parties involved, since Florida State Boxing Commission (FSBC) suspended him indefinitely.

He’s not the only one.

UFC veteran Chris Leben was also sidelined until further notice, thanks to injuries “The Crippler” sustained against late replacement, Dakota Cochrane, in the co-main event. Julian Lane and Joe Riggs drew indefinite timeouts following their performances, as well.

Here is the complete list of medical suspensions from FSBC (via MMA Fighting):

Paulie Malignaggi — indefinite suspension

Chris Leben — indefinite suspension

Julian Lane — indefinite suspension

Joe Riggs — indefinite suspension

Jamie Campbell — 60-day suspension

Elvin Brito — 60-day suspension

Jerad Hayes — 60-day suspension

Andrew Lipton — 60-day suspension

For complete BKFC 6 results and play-by-play click here.

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