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Arizona commission issues WSOF 19 fighter a ‘safety recommendation to stop competing’ following KO loss

The Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission issued a safety recommendation and an indefinite suspension to 31-year-old Eric Regan following ferocious KO loss.

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The Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission has released the medical suspensions for the World Series of Fighting 19 event last Saturday in Phoenix. According to the commission, 12 fighters were handed varying suspensions, including the title fight headliners Jusin Gaethje ad Luis Palomino. Also amongst that list was an indefinite suspension for one of the fighters who was offered a "safety recommendation" to retire from professional competition.

Atop the suspension list, which was released to, were lightweights Gaethje and Palomino, who took part in a thrilling ‘Fight of the Year' candidate that lead to a third-round TKO victory for the defending champion. However, Gaethje was handed a 45-day suspension to deal with various injuries, while Palomino was given a 60-day suspension to get orthopedic clearance on his knee, ankle and thigh.

Interestingly, the commission also dealt an indefinite suspension to 31-year-old Eric Regan, as well as a "safety recommendation to stop competing" after he was viciously knocked out via head kick.

The complete list of suspensions can be viewed below (via

Eric Regan: Indefinite suspension; safety recommendation to stop competing
Luis Palomino: 60-day suspension for TKO; needs orthopedic clearance on left knee, ankle and thigh; needs clearance on right hand; cut to left eye brow
Justin Gaethje: 45-day suspension for right eyebrow, right foot; X-rays needed
Teddy Holder: 45-day suspension for CT scan of head; needs ophthalmologist and neurologist clearance
Ed West: 45-day suspension for TKO and cut to left eye
Joe Gigliotti: 45-day suspension for cut to right eyebrow
Brendan Tierney: 45-day suspension for TKO, right upper lip and left orbital hematoma
Erik Villalobos: 45-day suspension for cut on left eyebrow
Joe Madrid: 45-day suspension due to cut on forehead
Thiago Silva: 30-day suspension for TKO
Benny Madrid: 30-day suspension, need X-ray on right elbow
Israel Aquino: 30-day suspension; need X-ray on left hip

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