Champ Jon Jones, 4 Others Receive Indefinite Medical Suspensions Following UFC 152

By Mike Whitman Sep 25, 2012



Jon Jones, Roger Hollett, Charles Oliveira, Simeon Thoresen and Charlie Brenneman were all suspended indefinitely following UFC 152 on Saturday night.

Headlined by a light heavyweight title confrontation between reigning titlist Jones and ex-champion Vitor Belfort, UFC 152 took place Sept. 22 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Ontario’s Office of the Athletics Commissioner released the suspension information on Tuesday. Each of the 24 fighters who competed Saturday night was handed at least a precautionary 14-day suspension, with multiple competitors receiving longer terms.

A heavy favorite heading into his fourth light heavyweight title defense, Jones unexpectedly found himself caught in a tight armbar after taking challenger Vitor Belfort to the mat in round one. Though “The Phenom” was unable to elicit a tap from the champion, Jones confirmed in his post-fight interviews that the maneuver did damage his right appendage. Nevertheless, Jones managed to escape the hold and went on to submit Belfort with a fourth-round keylock to retain his title.

Additionally, Demetrious Johnson walked away from the UFC 152 co-main event as the promotion’s inaugural flyweight titlist, outpointing Joseph Benavidez in a split decision to earn the crown. The evening’s main draw aired live on pay-per-view and also saw Michael Bisping, Matt Hamill and Cub Swanson earn victories, besting Brian Stann, Roger Hollett and Charles Oliveira, respectively.

UFC 152 Medical Suspensions:

Jon Jones: Suspended indefinitely; needs medical clearance pending X-ray of right arm

Vitor Belfort: Suspended 30 days for laceration over eye

Demetrious Johnson: Suspended 14 days

Joseph Benavidez: Suspended 30 days for laceration over left eye

Michael Bisping: Suspended 14 days

Brian Stann: Suspended 14 days

Matt Hamill: Suspended 14 days

Roger Hollett: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons and indefinitely for left hand, which requires medical clearance pending X-ray

Cub Swanson: Suspended 14 days

Charles Oliveira: Suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons and indefinitely pending medical clearance from CT and MRI scans

Vinny Magalhaes: Suspended 14 days

Igor Pokrajac: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons

T.J. Grant: Suspended 14 days

Evan Dunham: Suspended 60 days for deep cut on forehead

Sean Pierson: Suspended 14 days

Lance Benoist: Suspended 30 days for forehead laceration

Marcus Brimage: Suspended 14 days

Jim Hettes: Suspended 14 days

Seth Baczynski: Suspended 14 days

Simeon Thoresen: Suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons and indefinitely pending medical clearance from MRI scan

Mitch Gagnon: Suspended 14 days

Walel Watson: Suspended 14 days

Kyle Noke: Suspended 14 days

Charlie Brenneman: Suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons and indefinitely pending medical clearance from MRI scan

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