Apr 26, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; A cut opens up over the eye of Glover Teixeira during the UFC light heavy weight championship fight against Jon Jones at Baltimore Arena. Jones retained the light heavy height championship by defeating Teixeria. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 172 medical suspensions: Glover Teixeira, six others receive indefinite suspensions


UFC 172 took place at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland at the end of April, where UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones retained his title in the main event against top contender Glover Teixeira.

While the event took place weeks ago, the athletic commission who was overseeing the event just now released the medical suspensions.

Main event participant Glover Teixeira was one of many fighters to receive an indefinite medical suspension, with six other fighters from the event joining him on the shelf until receiving medical clearance.

A handful of other fighters received suspensions ranging from two weeks to two months.

Below is the full list of suspensions that were handed down by the Maryland State Athletic Commission, via Bloody Elbow:

  • Glover Teixeira: Indefinite medical suspension (60-day minimum/excessive head blows and laceration) – Must be examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.
  • Phil Davis: suspended for 30 days for laceration.
  • Luke Rockhold: Indefinite medical suspension – must have right foot examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.
  • Yancy Medeiros: 30-day medical suspension (choke-out/loss of consciousness).
  • Andre Fili: 14-day medical suspension (per doctor’s recommendation).
  • Tim Elliott: 14-day medical suspension (per doctor’s recommendation).
  • Joseph Benavidez: Indefinite medical suspension – must have both knees examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.
  • Isaac Vallie-Flagg: Indefinite medical suspension (60-day minimum/laceration) – must be examined by, and cleared by, a physician.
  • Takanori Gomi: Indefinite medical suspension – must have right hand examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.
  • Charlie Brenneman: 60-Day medical suspension (KO – concussion with loss of consciousness).
  • Patrick Williams: Indefinite medical suspension (120-day minimum per doctor’s recommendation) – must have right eye examined by, and cleared by, an ophthalmologist. Must have left foot and left ankle examined by, and cleared by, a physician.
  • Chris Beal: Indefinite medical suspension – must have left knee and right hand examined by, and cleared by, an orthopedic surgeon.

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