WEC 52 Medical Suspensions: 5 Fighters out up to 6 Months

By Mike Whitman Nov 12, 2010
Five of the combatants who took part in Thursday’s WEC 52 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas have been suspended for up to six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The NSAC relayed the information to Sherdog via email on Friday morning.

Among those suspended for 180 days was main event victor Urijah Faber, who may be cleared early by a physician. Faber reported to the post fight press conference with an ice pack on his left shoulder but dismissed the injury as minor.

Javier Vazquez, loser of the evening's co-main event, was also slapped with a six-month suspension pending a facial X-ray. Regardless, he must spend at least 45 days on the shelf with no contact allowed for 30 days. Undercard competitors Rafael Assuncao, Clint Godfrey and Yves Jabouin each received six-month sentences for various injuries.

Four other competitors also received medical suspensions, headlined by main event loser Takeya Mizugaki, who will be sidelined 45 days with no contact allowed for 30 days. Francisco Rivera and Zachary Micklewright were slapped with the same sentence as Mizugaki, and Edward Faaloloto must sit out for 30 days for an eyebrow laceration with no contact allowed for 21 days.

WEC 52 Medical Suspensions:

Urijah Faber -- suspended 180 days; may have left shoulder cleared early by physician

Javier Vazquez -- suspended 180 days pending facial X-ray; if positive, may be cleared early by physician; minimum suspension 45 days, no for contact 30 days

Rafael Assuncao -- suspended 180 days pending right foot X-ray; may be cleared early by physician

Clint Godfrey -- suspended 180 days; may have left elbow cleared early by physician

Yves Jabouin -- suspended 180 days pending X-ray of left thumb; may be cleared early by physician

Takeya Mizugaki -- suspended 45 days; no contact for 30 days

Francisco Rivera -- suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

Edward Faaloloto -- suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days, left eyebrow laceration

Zachary Micklewright -- suspended 45 days; no contact for 30 days
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