UFC on FOX 7 medical suspensions: Daniel Cormier, Chad Mendes facing up to 180 days

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Daniel Cormier and Chad Mendes were two of the big winners at UFC on FOX 7. Cormier beat Frank Mir in a win that sets him up for the possibility of dropping to light-heavyweight to challenge for the belt, while Mendes knocked out the streaking Darren Elkins.

Neither of them left unscathed.

In fact, they face the lengthiest potential layoffs as the result of injuries they suffered during their respective wins. According to the California state athletic commission, which released its medical suspensions, Cormier and Mendes could be sidelined for as much as 180 days for finger injuries. Both could be cleared sooner if doctors rule out significant damage, such as a break.

Meanwhile, while event headliners Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez fought for 25 minutes, both escaped with no issues, as each was only handed a mandatory seven-day suspension.

Below is the entire list of medical suspensions stemming for last weekend's even in San Jose, California.

  • Daniel Cormier: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for swollen right middle finger
  • Chad Mendes: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible right index finger fracture
  • Jorge Masvidal: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for right thumb fracture. Also suspended suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for two top of scalp lacerations
  • Ramsey Nijem: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician. Sent to hospital for head trauma. Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact, no exceptions, for KO
  • Joseph Benavidez: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact for broken tooth and laceration to right eyebrow or until cleared by physician
  • Matt Brown: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for laceration to right eyebrow
  • Nate Diaz: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for facial lacerations to nose and cheek. Also suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
  • Myles Jury: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for laceration to right eyebrow
  • Roger Bowling: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for KO and must have neurological check
  • Darren Elkins: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
  • Clifford Starks: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for KO
  • Darren Uyenoyama: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
  • Hugo Viana: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
  • Francis Carmont: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • T.J. Dillashaw: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Benson Henderson: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Lorenz Larkin: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Gilbert Melendez: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Frank Mir: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Anthony Njokuani: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Yoel Romero: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Josh Thomson: mandatory seven-day suspension
  • Tim Means: mandatory seven-day suspension

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