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UFC 167: Johny Hendricks Earns Lengthy Medical Suspension, Could Miss 6 Months

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Hunter HomistekCorrespondent INovember 18, 2013

UFC 167 sparked a ferocious debate: Who really won the night's main event? 

Did Georges St-Pierre retain his welterweight title, or did Johny Hendricks do enough to steal the gold hardware from around GSP's waist? 

Fans and critics backing Hendricks repeatedly pointed to the welterweight champion's busted mug, saying "Look how busted up he is, and look at our guy! Who do you think won?"

This argument does not hold any weight under the unified scoring rules, and it apparently does not fly with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, either. 

Hendricks, who looked relatively unscathed after his five-round affair with GSP, earned a six-month medical suspension unless cleared by an orthopedist for his right knee, while GSP can get back to work in just 45 days. 

Now, who won the fight? (I kid, I kid.) 

Gian Villante and Ali Bagautinov, both winners on the evening, also earned six-month suspensions for hand and foot injuries, respectively. 

Here is the full list of medical suspensions, courtesy of MMA Junkie

  • Georges St-Pierre: suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13
  • Johny Hendricks: suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared by orthopedist for right knee, and suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13
  • Chael Sonnen: suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13
  • Rory MacDonald: suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13
  • Josh Koscheck: suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13
  • Ali Bagautinov: suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared by orthopedist for left foot, and suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13
  • Evan Dunham: suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13 for left eyebrow laceration
  • Rick Story: suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13 for left eyebrow laceration
  • Erik Perez: suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13 for laceration on bridge of nose
  • Gian Villante: suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared by orthopedist for both hands
  • Cody Donovan: suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared via X-ray by orthopedist for right hand, and suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13

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