UFC 167 medical suspensions: Johny Hendricks potentially out six months

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Snakebitten welterweight title challenger Johny Hendricks headlined the list of 11 fighters to received extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 167, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Hendricks, who fell short in a controversial split decision against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in the night's main event, will be required to receive orthopedic clearance on his right knee or sit out a mandated six months.

Three additional UFC 167 fighters received similar potential six-month medical suspensions following Saturday night's event, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Pay-per-view winner Ali Bagautinov will require orthopedic clearance on his left foot, while undercard openers Gian Villante and Cody Donovan both require orthopedic clearance for hand injuries.

Likewise seven fighters were handed minor medical suspensions, including the battered but victorious St-Pierre. He, along with notable main card losers Chael Sonnen and Josh Koscheck will be sidelined until New Years Day 2014.

A complete list of UFC 167 medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Johny Hendricks: Must have orthopedic clearance on right knee or no contest until 05/17/14; minimum suspension no contest until 12/17/13, no contact until 12/08/13
  • Ali Bagautinov: Must have orthopedic clearance on left foot or no contest until 05/17/14; minimum suspension no contest until 12/17/13, no contact until 12/08/13
  • Gian Villante: Must have orthopedic clearance on both hands or no contest until 05/17/14
  • Cody Donovan: Must have right hand x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 05/17/14; minimum suspension no contest until 12/17/13, no contact until 12/08/13
  • Georges St-Pierre: Suspended until 01/01/14; no contact until 12/17/13
  • Chael Sonnen: Suspended until 01/01/14; no contact until 12/17/13
  • Josh Koscheck: Suspended until 01/01/14; no contact until 12/17/13
  • Evan Dunham: Suspended until 01/01/14; no contact until 12/17/13 due to left eyebrow laceration
  • Rick Story: Suspended until 01/01/14; no contact until 12/17/13 due to left eyebrow laceration
  • Rory MacDonald: Suspended until 12/17/13; no contact until 12/08/13
  • Erik Perez: Suspended until 12/17/13; no contact until 12/08/13 due to laceration on bridge of nose

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