Portland resident Ed Herman
has been suspended indefinitely by the Oregon athletic commission following his UFC 102
loss Saturday at the Rose Garden.
Herman will be required to be cleared by a physician for an injury on his left knee before he is allowed to compete again. He's been referred for an MRI.
Herman's knee buckled in the first round of his fight against Aaron Simpson
and was openly hobbling in his corner between the first and second rounds. Herman chose to fight through the injury, but it only took 17 seconds into the second round for the injury to turn ugly. While throwing a right kick that was caught, his left knee buckled again, this time rendering him unable to continue.
All winners at UFC 102 were issued a seven-day suspension as a precautionary measure except for Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Mark Munoz, who both were suspended 30 days. Munoz's suspension was due to a right elbow sprain.
Randy Couture, Keith Jardine, Chris Leben and Krzysztof Soszynski (laceration) were mandated a 30-day rest period. Leben was also required to undergo a CT scan of his facial bones to rule out a fracture.
Demian Maia, who suffered a first-round knockout from Nate Marquardt, was given a suspension of days equal to the amount of seconds in the fight: 21.
Chris Tuchscherer was medically suspended for 45 days due to a cut.
Justin McCully was referred to an emergency room for evaluation of his left eye and was suspended for 30 days.
Tim Hague, knocked out in seven seconds, was suspended 60 days.
Marcus Aurelio received the lightest sentence in losing, 14 days.
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