UFC on Fox 9 medical suspensions: Urijah Faber among those facing six months off

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

All 22 fighters that stepped into the Octagon at UFC on Fox 9 received some time off courtesy of the CSAC, several fighters could be facing up to six months away from the Octagon.

UFC on Fox 9 took place on Saturday, December 14 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA. 11 fights took place on the card, and every competitor that stepped into the Octagon that night will receive some time off courtesy of a California State Athletic Commission mandated medical suspension.

Some of the combatants will be cleared after the minimum seven-day suspension from the CSAC. Others could be out as long as six-months.

The main event on the card featured a Flyweight bout between UFC champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez. Johnson retained his title in that matchup, knocking out Benavidez at the 2:08 mark of Round 1. Johnson is among the group that received a seven-day suspension. Benavidez was not as lucky. The No. 2 ranked Benavidez could be out for 60 days.

The co-main event saw Urijah Faber cap a solid 2013 with a second round guillotine submission win over Michael McDonald. The victory came at a cost for Faber. He is one of the fighters facing a potential six-month suspension pending clearance from a doctor for injuries to his hands and left wrist. McDonald will be on the shelf for 45 days.

Full list of UFC on Fox 9 medical suspensions (via MMAJunkie):

Demetrious Johnson: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
Joseph Benavidez: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days. Additionally, suspended 60 days unless cleared by neurologist following CT scan and full neurological exam.
Urijah Faber: Suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by doctor for injuries to both hands and left wrist.
Michael McDonald: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor following full neurological exam.
Chad Mendes: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
Nik Lentz: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for facial cut. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
Joe Lauzon: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
Mac Danzig: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for facial cuts. Additionally, suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 due to a possible fractured nose. He also must have a possible left elbow/shoulder/clavicle injury cleared by a doctor.
Ryan LaFlare: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near left eye. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
Court McGee: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact for cut around left eye. Additionally, suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days for possible left orbital fracture and resulting vision problems unless cleared by ophthalmologist.
Edson Barboza: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to head cut. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
Danny Castillo: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
Bobby Green: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
Pat Healy: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
Zach Makovsky: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for possible broken left hand. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
Scott Jorgensen: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eye. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
Cody McKenzie: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eyebrow. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
Sam Stout: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eye. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
Abel Trujillo: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
Roger Bowling: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days from TKO loss. Additionally, suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for cut near right eyelid. Additionally, must be cleared by doctor.
Alp Ozkilic: Mandatory seven-day suspension.
Darren Uyenoyama: Mandatory seven-day suspension.

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