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

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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