UFC 174 medical suspensions: Tae Hyun Bang suspended indefinitely, Brendan Schaub avoids major jaw damage

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

South Korean lightweight Tae Hyun Bang, who Saturday night pocketed UFC 174's biggest bonus checks for his electric third-round KO of Kajan Johnson, also received the pay-per-view event's longest medical suspension, the British Columbia Athletic Commission announced on Monday.

As a result of damage sustained during his preliminary card contest against Johnson, Bang is suspended indefinitely with no contact allowable for up to 180 days, or until the 31-year-old receives physician's clearance on a potential nose fracture.

In addition to Bang, four other fighters were handed extended medical suspensions for their efforts at UFC 174, including Ryan Jimmo, who received a 180-day sentence for the right forearm fracture that signaled the end to his main card bout against Ovince St. Preux, and Brendan Schaub, who somehow avoided a broken jaw against Andrei Arlvoski despite his grossly swollen post-fight appearance, but still emerged with a 90-day suspension due to facial lacerations.

UFC 174 took place June 14, 2014 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. A complete list of medical suspensions can be seen below. Of the 22 fighters who competed on the card, participants not noted on the list below received a minimum 14-day mandatory suspension.

  • Tae Hyun Bang: Suspended indefinitely; no contact 180 days; nose fracture requires physician clearance
  • Ryan Jimmo: Suspended 180 days; no contact 180 days; right forearm fracture requires clearance by orthopedic surgeon
  • Valerie Letourneau: Suspended 180 days; no contact 30 days; left orbital requires clearance by physician
  • Brendan Schaub: Suspended 90 days; no contact 60 days due to left eyelid laceration and right facial suture; requires physician's clearance and CT scan of head
  • Kajan Johnson: Suspended 60 days; no contact 45 days due to KO loss; requires follow up with general practitioner
  • Ali Bagautinov: Suspended 30 days; no contact 30 days
  • Roland Delorme: Suspended 30 days; no contact 21 days
  • Andrei Arlovski: Suspended 30 days; no contact 14 days
  • Rory MacDonald: Mandatory 14-day suspension; requires follow up with general practitioner
  • Daniel Sarafian: Mandatory 14-day suspension; requires follow up with general practitioner
  • Mike Easton: Mandatory 14-day suspension; requires physician clearance on left thumb

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