Three fighters issued UFC 90 medical suspensions

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MMAcca
11/7/08 1:17:11PM
The Illinois State Athletic Commission recently issued medical suspensions to a total of three fighters who competed at last month's UFC 90 event, the commission confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

Among those shut down was headliner Patrick Cote, who suffered a knee injury during a third-round TKO to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

UFC 90 took place Oct. 25 at Allstate Arena just outside Chicago.

It was the UFC's first-ever event in the state of Illinois, which only recently began regulating MMA events.

Cote, who last longer than any other of Silva's UFC opponents, ultimately dropped to the mat in the first minute of the third round. While lunging forward, his knee buckled, and he re-aggravated a past injury. Cote has been suspended 45 days and can have no contact for 30 days, though he could be sidelined longer depending on the nature of his injury.

Additionally, heavyweight Fabricio Werdum was suspended 60 days (no contact for 45 days) following his stunning first-round TKO loss to UFC newcomer Junior de Santos on the night's televised main card.

Finally, preliminary-card fighter and late replacement Drew McFedries was suspended 30 days following his first-round submission loss to Thales Leites. McFedries tapped out from a rear-naked choke 78 seconds into the fight.





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jahdoug
11/7/08 3:49:34PM
30 day suspension for tapping? suspension for a knee injury...i thought these were supposed to be about KO's more or less....any insight from people w/ knowledge of Athletic commissions, etc?
Kpro
11/7/08 5:15:52PM

Posted by jahdoug

30 day suspension for tapping?




Possible stress fracture of the phalanges.

30 day minimum suspension, I believe.
MMAcca
11/7/08 5:32:32PM

Posted by Kpro


Posted by jahdoug

30 day suspension for tapping?




Possible stress fracture of the phalanges.

30 day minimum suspension, I believe.

Serious then.......
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