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UFC Busan medical suspensions: Frankie Edgar, 5 others receive six-month suspensions

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Frankie Edgar at the post-fight press conference for UFC 240 on July 27, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta
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Frankie Edgar had a short fight on Saturday that could leave him on the shelf for a long time.

“The Answer” was knocked out in 3:18 by Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC Busan and he suffered damage to his right orbital according to a list of medical suspensions acquired by MixedMartialArts.com. Edgar has received a provisional suspension of six months, as did five other fighters from this past weekend’s card.

Along with Edgar, Aleksandar Rakic (left shin hematoma), Doo Ho Choi (left wrist), Mike Rodriguez (dental), Heili Alateng (right foot), and Ryan Benoit (right thumb) could all be out for up to 180 days pending clearance from a physician.

Jung was only assigned seven days of mandatory rest, though he announced at the post-fight press conference that he is expecting to undergo eye surgery to address an ongoing issue with his vision.

See the full list of UFC Busan medical suspensions below:

  • Chan Sung Jung: 7-day mandatory rest period
  • Frankie Edgar: 180-day medical suspension for right orbital injury (requires clearance from oral and maxillofacial doctor); 60 days mandatory rest, 45 days no contact
  • Volkan Oezdemir: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Aleksandar Rakic: 180-day medical suspension for left shin hematoma (requires clearance from primary care physician), 30 days mandatory rest
  • Charles Jourdain: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Doo Ho Choi: 180-day medical suspension for TKO and left wrist injury (requires clearance from orthopedic doctor); 45 days mandatory rest, 30 days no contact
  • Da Un Jung: 7-day mandatory rest period
  • Mike Rodriguez: 180-day medical suspension or cleared by dentist; 60 days mandatory rest, 45 days no contact
  • Jun Yong Park: 7-day mandatory rest period
  • Marc-Andre Barriault: 30-day medical suspension for nasal laceration, 21 days no contact
  • Kyung Ho Kang: 30-day medical suspension for left brow laceration, 21 days no contact
  • Liu Pingyuan: 30-day medical suspension for left eyelid laceration, 21 days no contact
  • Ciryl Gane: 7-day mandatory rest period
  • Tanner Boser: 45 days to hard bout and right eyelid laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Seung Woo Choi: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Suman Mokhtarian: 45 days for hard bout and right cheek laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Omar Morales: 7-day mandatory rest period
  • Dong Hyun Kim: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Alexandre Pantoja: 30 days for right shoulder pain, 21 days no contact
  • Matt Schnell: 60 days for KO, 30 days no contact
  • Raoni Barcelos: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Said Nurmagomedov: 30 days for right knee pain, 21 days no contact
  • Amanda Lemos: 7-day mandatory rest period
  • Miranda Granger: 7-day mandatory rest period
  • Heili Alateng: 180-day medical suspension for right foot injury (requires X-ray clearance); 30 days mandatory rest, 21 days no contact
  • Ryan Benoit: 180-day medical suspension for right thumb injury (requires X-ray clearance); 30 days mandatory rest, 21 days no contact