UFC 71 Medical Suspensions Released

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the list of suspensions following last weeks UFC 71 event. It is standard to give 45 or 60 day suspensions if the fighter is knocked out or submitted. Liddell received a 45 day suspension for getting knocked out and Keith Jardine was handed a heavier 60 day suspension. James Irwin was given a order to have his knee looked at by an orthopedic doctor, after a knee injury forced a medical tap-out on Saturday. The full PDF or the report can be seen here.

NSAC Suspensions

  • Chuck Liddell: Suspended until 07/12/07 with no contact until 06/26/07.
  • Ivan Salaverry: Suspended until 06/26/07 with no contact until 06/17/07. Requires orthopedic doctor clearance on his right shoulder to return prior to 11/23/07.
  • Karo Parisyan: Required to have his left thumb x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor otherwise he will be suspended until 11/23/07.
  • Keith Jardine: Suspended until 07/26/07 with no contact until 07/12/07
  • Chris Leben: Suspended until 06/26/07 with no contact until 06/17/07 due to a right eyebrow laceration
  • Kalib Starnes: Suspended until 06/26/07 with no contact until 06/17/07 due to a left cheek laceration
  • James Irvin: Required to have orthopedic doctor clearance on his right knee to return prior to 11/23/07
  • Carmello Marrero: Suspended until 07/12/07 with no contact until 06/26/07

WEC 28 Preview: Live On Versus

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6pm PT/ 9pm ET LIVE on Versus
The Joint at the Hard Rock Resort & Casino.

This Sunday’s World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) event in Las Vegas, will be televised for the first time on Versus cable channel. This is a big step in promoting the WEC since the Zuffa LLC acquisition. This will be Zuffa’s third WEC event. Headlining the card is Alex Karalexis, Urijah Faber, Mark Hominick, and Brian Stann. Carlso Condit (20-4 MMA) was scheduled to defend his WEC Welterweight title, but was forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury. In his Place Kevin Knabjian will take on Brock Larson.

Televised Bouts

Chance Farrar vs. Urijah Faber
Rani Yahya vs. Mark Hominick
Josh Smith vs. Alex Karalexis
Craig Zellner vs. Brian Stann

Non Televised Bouts

Brock Larson vs. Kevin Knabjian
Alex Serdyukov vs. John Alessio
Micah Miller vs. Cub Swanson
Mike French vs. Jeff Bedard
Brian Bowles vs. Charlie Valencia

Noah Thomas vs. Marlon Sims At TUF 5 Finale

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According to the FightNetwork.com, Marlon Sims and Noah Thomas kicked off for fighting in the backyard of the Ultimate Fighter, will face each other in the octagon at the TUF 5 Finale. Both fighters were kicked off along with the main instigator Alan “Lobsta” Berubie. After the fight Dana White came out with this disappointed speech, saying that street fighting only hurts the sport and this is the image that the UFC is trying to get rid of. Personally, I couldn’t stand either of them. Watching them fight at the finally I’m sure will bring up ratings.