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Mirko Cro Cop Suspended Indefinitely Following UFC 103 Loss

In the medical suspensions released by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for Combative Sports, Mirko Cro Cop has been suspended indefinitely following his loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC 103 in Dallas.

Cro Cop was battered by dos Santos in a flurry in the third round until he verbally submitted due to issues seeing. Cro Cop was sent to the hospital after the fight for further evaluation on his eyes.

"He's got to fly 20 hours to get home," UFC president Dana White said Saturday. "I've got to know he's OK before he gets on that plane. He took some big shots from a heavy puncher tonight."

The indefinite suspension means Cro Cop will be cleared to fight pending doctor's approval.

No other fighter was suspended past Oct. 20. Rich Franklin, Martin Kampmann, Frank Trigg, Hermes Franca, Cole Miller and Steve Lopez were suspended until Oct. 20 for their losses. Lopez's shoulder popped out during his fight but was corrected backstage and did not have to go to the hospital.

Other losing fighters, Jason Brilz, Rafaello Oliveira, Igor Pokrajac and Rob Emerson were suspended until Sept. 29, while Brian Foster and Drew McFedries were suspended until Sept. 27.

All the winners: Vitor Belfort, Junior dos Santos, Paul Daley, Josh Koscheck, Tyson Griffin, Eliot Marshall, Vladimir Matyushenko, Rafael dos Anjos, Efrain Escudero, Jim Miller, Nick Lentz and Rick Story were either suspended until Sept. 27 or 29.

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