‘TUF 18’ Finale Medical Suspensions: Gray Maynard Sidelined 60 Days After TKO Defeat

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 2, 2013
Gray Maynard faces a 60-day suspension. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



Gray Maynard has received a 60-day medical suspension following his first-round technical knockout loss to Nate Diaz at “The Ultimate Fighter 18” finale.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released a full list of suspensions from the event, which took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Diaz put “The Bully” away with a short straight left and a relentless barrage of follow-up punches against the cage, forcing referee Yves Lavigne to halt the lightweight bout 2:38 into the opening frame. Maynard is suspended unti Jan. 30 with no contact until Jan. 15.

Meanwhile, Akira Corassani, Drew Dober and Ryan Benoit all face potential six-month suspensions. Corassani suffered a nasal fracture after absorbing an illegal knee that resulted in a disqualification victory over Maximo Blanco; Dober needs clearance for right orbital fractures suffered in a decision loss to Sean Spencer; and Benoit must undergo an x-ray on his left hand following a submission loss to Joshua Sampo. All three men face a minimum of 60 days on the shelf.

‘TUF 18’ Finale Medical Suspensions:

Gray Maynard: Suspended until 01/30/14; no contact until 01/15/14 due to TKO & left forehead laceration

Julianna Pena: Requires x-ray on right thumb, if positive then must have orthopedic physician clearance

Jessica Rakoczy: Suspended until 01/15/14; no contact until 12/31/13 due to tough fight

Akira Corassani: Nasal fracture requires ENT physician clearance or no contest until 05/30/14; minimum suspension until 01/30/14, no contact until 01/15/14

Drew Dober: Right orbital fractures require ENT or ophthalmologist clearance or no contest until 05/30/14; minimum suspension until 01/30/14, no contact until 01/15/14

Ryan Benoit: Requires x-ray on left hand, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 05/30/14; minimum suspension until 12/31/13, no contact until 12/22/13

Davey Grant: Suspended until 01/15/14; no contact until 12/31/13

Peggy Morgan: Suspended until 01/15/14; no contact until 12/31/13 due to tough fight

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