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UFC on FOX 15 medical suspensions: Cub Swanson out indefinitely with broken jaw, broken hand

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Saturday night's mass changing of the guard was a brutal one, as nine fighters received indefinite medical suspensions from the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board as a result of injuries sustained during UFC on FOX 15, including five main card fighters.

Veteran contenders Lyoto Machida, Cub Swanson, and Felice Herrig were among the card's most unforgiving victims, as all three were handed indefinite suspensions for head trauma related injuries following their respective lopsided losses on FOX.

Unluckiest among the trio, though, was Swanson. The perennial featherweight contender suffered a vicious beating at the hands of 23-year-old Max Holloway, getting badly outclassed before being submitted with a third-round guillotine choke. Swanson tweeted Saturday night that he broke his jaw and right hand during the fight, and indeed Swanson will be relegated to the sidelines indefinitely for those injuries.

Aside from Machida, Swanson, and Herrig, six other fighters received similar indefinite suspensions for UFC on FOX 15 related injuries: Chris Camozzi (right elbow), Holloway (left wrist), Corey Anderson (mandible, CT head scan), Gian Villante (right ankle, foot), Takeya Mizugaki (left knee), Aljamain Sterling (right hand, pelvis).

UFC on FOX 15 took place April 18 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

A complete breakdown of the UFC on FOX 15 medical suspension report can be found below.

  • Lyoto Machida: Suspended indefinitely; requires physician clearance on CT head scan
  • Chris Camozzi: Suspended indefinitely; requires orthopedic clearance on right elbow
  • Max Holloway: Suspended indefinitely; requires physician clearance on x-ray of left wrist
  • Cub Swanson: Suspended indefinitely; requires physician clearance on CT head scan, x-ray of jaw and right thumb
  • Felice Herrig: Suspended indefinitely; requires physician clearance on CT head scan and CT facial bones; suspended 45 days no contact
  • Corey Anderson: Suspended indefinitely; requires physician clearance on CT head scan and ENT clearance of mandible; suspended 30 days no contact for TKO, 45 days for chin laceration
  • Gian Villante: Suspended indefinitely; requires orthopedic clearance on right ankle/foot
  • Takeya Mizugaki: Suspended indefinitely; requires orthopedic clearance on left knee
  • Aljamain Sterling: Suspended indefinitely; requires orthopedic clearance on right hand, right pelvic x-ray
  • Jim Hettes: Suspended 60 days for ear sutures, laceration
  • Chris Dempsey: Suspended 60 days for facial lacerations
  • Beneil Dariush: Suspended 30 days for chin laceration
  • Patrick Cummins: Suspended 30 days no contact for KO
  • George Sullivan: Suspended 30 days no contact