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Bellator 170’s Gonzalez medically suspended due to ‘unreported stab wound’

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Among the list of medical suspensions for Bellator 170 is Christian Gonzalez, who is reported to have suffered a stab wound.

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After suffering the first loss of his professional MMA career at Bellator 170, Christian Gonzalez will receive a lengthy medical suspension by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) due to an ‘unreported stab wound’.

Because Gonzalez didn’t disclose his stab wound to the commission before his catchweight bout against Daniel Rodriguez, the CSAC have suspended him indefinitely.

Gonzalez, who won his first two fights via stoppage, was knocked out by the undefeated Rodriguez in the second round.

The event featured a headlining bout between MMA veterans Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz, which saw Ortiz submit Sonnen with a rear-naked choke in the first round. ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ confirmed his retirement in the post-fight interview, and walks away from the sport as a UFC Hall of Famer and former light heavyweight champion.

The full medical suspensions for Bellator 170 can be seen below, courtesy of Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting.

  • Brennan Ward: Indefinite suspension, requires neurologist clearance with a CT scan; suspended 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact unless cleared by physician due to laceration to left eye; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 no contact due to KO
  • Christian Gonzalez: Indefinite suspension (CSAC review) for unreported stab wound prior to fight and for chest pain; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to TKO
  • Derek Anderson: Suspended 180 days no contest, 180 days no contact unless cleared by dentist for front tooth; minimum of 7-day mandatory rest
  • Jamar Ocampo: Suspended 180 days no contest, 180 days no contact unless cleared by physician for jaw/left rib pain; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to TKO
  • Rob Gooch: Suspended 180 days no contest, 180 days no contact unless cleared by physician for possible fracture to left wrist; minimum of 7-day mandatory rest
  • Jack May: Suspended 180 days no contest, 180 days no contact unless cleared by physician for possible fracture to right forearm; minimum of 7-day mandatory rest
  • Hisaki Kato: Suspended 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact unless cleared by physician due to laceration to left eye; minimum of 7-day mandatory rest
  • Georgi Karakhanyan: Suspended 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact unless cleared by ophthalmologist for right eye blurry; minimum of 7-day mandatory rest
  • Derek Campos: Suspended 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact unless cleared by physician due to laceration to right eyebrow; minimum of 7-day mandatory rest
  • Chinzo Machida: Suspended 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact unless cleared by physician due to laceration to right eyebrow; minimum of 7-day mandatory rest
  • Gabriel Green: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to KO
  • Johhny Cisneros: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to KO
  • Tommy Aaron: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to KO
  • Ian Butler: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to KO
  • Christiana Daniels: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to hard bout
  • Cody Bollinger: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to KO
  • John Mercurio: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to KO
  • Dave Cryer: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact with no exceptions due to TKO
  • Tito Ortiz: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Chael Sonnen: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Paul Daley: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Ralek Gracie: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Emmanuel Sanchez: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Jalin Turner: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Curtis Millender: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Mike Segura: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Jacob Rosales: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Colleen Schneider: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Henry Corrales: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Guilherme Bomba: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Kevin Casey: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Keith Berry: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Alex Soto: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Demarcus Brown: 7-day mandatory rest
  • James Barnes: 7-day mandatory rest
  • Daniel Rodriguez: 7-day mandatory rest