UFC 79 “Nemesis” Medical Suspensions

matt hughes following his fight with Georges St. Pierre at UFC 79

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released is UFC 79 medical suspensions following the December 29th event at the Mandalay Bay Events center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following 9 fighters were handed down suspensions:

Matt Hughes

  • No injury specified
  • Suspended until January 29th
  • No contact until January 20th.

Wanderlei Silva

  • Right eye laceration
  • Suspended until February 13th
  • No contact until January 29th

Chuck Liddell

  • Left eye laceration
  • Suspended until January 29th
  • No contact until January 20th

Soa Palelei

  • Nasal and left orbital fractures
  • Must be cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until June 27th

Rameau Sokoudjou

  • Right eyebrow laceration
  • Suspended until February 13th
  • No contact until January 29th

James Irvin

  • No injury specified
  • Suspended until February 28th
  • No contact until February 13th

Nate Mohr

  • No injury specified
  • Suspended until January 20th
  • No contact until January 13th

Tony DeSouza

  • No injury specified
  • Suspended until January 29th
  • No contact until January 20th

Doug Evans

  • Left thumb injury and left eyebrow laceration
  • Must be cleared by doctor or no contest until June 27th
  • Suspended until February 13th
  • No contact until January 29th