UFC 174 Medical Suspensions: Jimmo, Letourneau, Bang Face 6-Month Layoffs

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 16, 2014
Tae Hyun Bang took some damage in his win on Saturday night. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



Three fighters from Saturday’s UFC 174 card have been handed potential six-month medical suspensions by the British Columbia Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

The B.C. Commission released to Sherdog.com on Monday a full list of suspensions from the event, which took place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C.

UFC 174 was headlined by a flyweight title clash which saw Demetrious Johnson retain his crown with a dominant five-round verdict over Ali Bagautinov. Neither 125-pound talent is facing a significant amount of time on the sidelines.

Ryan Jimmo, who was submitted by Ovince St. Preux 2:10 into the second round of their light heavyweight encounter, has been suspended for 180 days pending an x-ray of his right forearm and elbow. He must be cleared by an orthopedic surgeon before he can return to training or competition. Jimmo was overheard telling the referee “my arm is broken” moments after St. Preux attempted to frame a kimura.

Octagon newcomer Valerie Letourneau is also facing six months on the shelf following her split decision triumph over Elizabeth Phillips in a women’s bantamweight affair. A left hand from Phillips in the opening stanza caused severe swelling on Letourneau’s cheek that grew worse throughout the bout. Letourneau suffered a potential left orbital fracture as a result of the blow and must be cleared by a doctor before she can return to competition.

The final UFC 174 competitor facing a six-month suspension is $100,000 bonus collector Tae Hyun Bang, who suffered a potential nasal fracture in his third-round knockout of Kajan Johnson. The Korean Top Team product must have his nose x-rayed and receive doctor clearance prior to returning to training and competition. Johnson, meanwhile, must avoid training for 45 days and active competition for 60 days after losing consciousness during the defeat.

UFC 174 Medical Suspensions:

Demetrious Johnson: 14 day mandatory suspension

Ali Bagautinov: 30 days no contact training; 30 days no combat sports

Rory MacDonald: 14 day mandatory suspension; follow up with regular general practitioner

Tyron Woodley: 14 day mandatory suspension

Ryan Bader: 14 day mandatory suspension

Rafael Cavalcante: 14 day mandatory suspension

Andrei Arlovski: 14 day no contact training; 30 day no combat sports event

Brendan Schaub: 60 day no contact training; 90 day no combat sports event due to left eyelid laceration and right facial suture. Requires CT head and must be cleared by doctor prior to training and competition.

Ovince St. Preux: 14 day mandatory suspension

Ryan Jimmo: 180 day no contact training; 180 day no combat sports event due to right forearm injury – query fracture. Requires x-ray of right forearm and elbow. Must be cleared orthopedic surgeon.

Daniel Sarafian: 14 day mandatory suspension; follow up with regular physician

Kiichi Kunimoto: 14 day mandatory suspension

Valerie Letourneau: 30 day no contact training; 180 day no combat sports event. Query fracture of left orbital. Needs doctor clearance to compete.

Elizabeth Phillips: 14 day mandatory suspension

Yves Jabouin: 14 day mandatory suspension

Mike Easton: 14 day mandatory suspension; requires further assessment of left thumb prior to returning to training.

Kajan Johnson: 45 day no contact training; 60 day no combat sports event due to KO with loss of consciousness. Must follow up with general practitioner prior to returning to training.

Tae Hyun Bang: 180 day no contact training; indefinite no combat sports event due to potential nasal fracture. Needs x-ray of nose, required doctor clearance prior to training and competition.

Roland Delorme: 21 day no contract training; 30 day no combat sports event.

Michinori Tanaka: 14 day mandatory suspension

Jason Saggo: 14 day mandatory suspension

Josh Shockley: 14 day mandatory suspension

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