EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Both co-main event participants found themselves medically suspended after their three-round fight at UFC on FOX 3.
Winner Johny Hendricks faces an indefinite suspension, pending the outcome of an ophthalmological exam on his right eye. Hendricks after the fight told MMA Fighting he was poked in the first round and had double-vision for most of the opening five minutes, but that he was fine afterward. He expects to be cleared.
Josh Koscheck left the fight with bruising and swelling on the right side of his face, and is also medically suspended by the New Jersey state athletic control board until he gets a CT scan clearing him. Afterward, he downplayed the injury's significance.
"It’s good, just a little swollen," he said. "Johny cracked me once and it swelled right up, but the eye's fine. I've got no blurriness or anything like that. I'm ready to fight again, so maybe we can line something up in the next couple weeks."
Along with Hendricks, two of the other main card winners found themselves with indefinite suspensions. Both Alan Belcher and Lavar Johnson will need to get hand X-rays following their respective victories.
Belcher will need to have his right hand looked at, while for Johnson, it's his left.
Johnson, afterward, though said his hand was fine.
Other suspensions include:
Rousimar Palhares - 30 days following KO loss
Pat Barry - 30 days for KO following KO loss
Tony Ferguson - indefinite pending X-ray of left forearm
John Dodson - indefinite pending X-ray of left hand
Pascal Kruass - indefinite pending X-ray of right foot
Louis Gaudinot - 30 days
John Lineker - 30 days
Danny Castillo - indefinite pending X-ray of right hand
Dennis Bermudez - 60 days for facial lacerations
Nick Denis - Indefinite pending CT scans on face and head