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UFC Jacksonville medical suspensions: Glover Teixeira, seven others face potential six-month terms

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Smith vs Teixeira
Glover Teixeira scored his fourth-straight UFC win by stopping Anthony Smith in Jacksonville.
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Glover Teixeira mauled Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC Jacksonville on May 13, but received a medical suspension that initially is longer than his opponent’s.

Eight fighters were given 180-day medical suspensions by the Florida State Boxing Commission following Wednesday’s show in Jacksonville, including the victorious Brazilian light heavyweight.

“My (right) hand is a bit swollen and they asked for a X-ray,” Teixeira told MMA Fighting on Friday. “I hurt my hand in the third round, but I think it’s just a finger. I don’t think it’s serious. I’ll get the X-ray done next week, but I’m hoping it’s just a finger so I can come back quickly.”

“Lionheart” Smith, who lost via fifth-round TKO, received a mandatory 60-day term pending additional testing. Smith lost two teeth during the fight and could have suffered facial fractures.

Ovince Saint Preux, Ricky Simon, Michael Johnson, Omar Morales and Gabriel Benitez were also given six-month suspensions pending medical clearance. Ben Rothwell, Thiago Moises, Sijara Eubanks and Chase Sherman were not given any time off.

Check the full medical suspensions for UFC Jacksonville below.

Glover Teixeira: 180 days or medical clearance, 45 days mandatory
Anthony Smith: 60 days mandatory; could face longer suspension depending on test results
Ovince Saint Preux: 180 days or medical clearance, 30 days mandatory
Drew Dober: Suspended 30 days
Alexander Hernandez: 180 days or medical clearance, 60 days mandatory
Ricky Simon: 180 days or medical clearance, 30 days mandatory
Ray Borg: Suspended 30 days
Andrei Arlovski: Suspended 30 days
Philipe Lins: Suspended 30 days
Michael Johnson: 180 days or medical clearance, 30 days mandatory
Sarah Moras: Suspended 30 days
Omar Morales: 180 days or medical clearance, 45 days mandatory
Gabriel Benitez: 180 days or medical clearance, 45 days mandatory
Brian Kelleher: Suspended 30 days
Hunter Azure: Suspended 60 days
Ike Villanueva: Suspended 45 days

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