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UFC on FUEL 4 Medical Suspensions: Mark Munoz Out for Six Months

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Kyle Terada, US PRESSWIRE
Kyle Terada, US PRESSWIRE

UFC middleweight headliner Mark Munoz was among the ten fighters to receive medical suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission in the aftermath of UFC on FUEL 4.

Munoz could potentially be sidelined for up to six months due to a pair of lacerations and a potential fractured mandible suffered during his gruesome second-round TKO loss to Chris Weidman, although he is able to return early with clearance from a physician.

Light heavyweight co-headliner James Te Huna also received a six-month suspension after suffering potential fractures in his left elbow and left foot during his three-round brawl with Joey Beltran. Meanwhile, the worse-for-wear Beltran will only be sidelined for 60 days due to a trio of facial lacerations acquired during the pair's ‘Fight of the Night.'

Seven additional fighters received various suspensions, including lightweight striker Anthony Njokuani. Following his decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos, Njokuani received a potential six-month suspension for a fractured hand.

The official UFC on FUEL 4 medical suspension report can be read below:

Mark Munoz: Suspended for 45 days, no contact for 30 days for TKO loss. Also suspended 180 days for left scalp laceration, right eyebrow laceration and potential mandible fracture, or pending physician clearance.
James Te Huna: Suspended for 180 days for potential left elbow fracture and left foot fracture, or pending physician clearance. Also suspended indefinitely pending mandatory MRI prior to Sept. 11, 2012.
Joey Beltran: Suspended for 60 days for pair of right orbital lacerations and upper right lip laceration, or pending physician clearance.
Aaron Simpson: Suspended for 60 days for right eye laceration, or pending physician clearance.
Kenny Robertson: Suspended for 60 days for right scalp laceration, or pending physician clearance.
Anthony Njokuani: Suspended for 180 days for potential right hand fracture, or pending physician clearance.
Josh Ferguson: Suspended for 60 days for right orbital laceration, or pending physician clearance.
Andrew Craig: Suspended for 60 days for left eyebrow laceration, or pending physician clearance.
Rafael Natal: Suspended for 45 days, no contact for 30 days.
Issei Tamura: Suspended for 45 days, no contact for 30 days.