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UFC Fight Night 36 Medical Suspensions: Lyoto Machida out 180 Days

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Scott HarrisMMA Lead Writer February 18, 2014

UFC middleweight contender Lyoto Machida could be out for quite a while following his decision win Saturday at UFC Fight Night 36.

Machida received a 180-day suspension from the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission after he injured his left foot during his main event bout with Gegard Mousasi. The commission's full list of medical suspensions was published Tuesday by Sherdog.

Interestingly, the suspension can be reduced if Machida is cleared by an X-ray. However, MMAFighting.com reported Monday that Machida has already undergone an X-ray, with results indicating the foot was not fractured. It is unclear whether, when or to what extent Machida's suspension might change as a result.

It is also unclear what the future will hold for Machida whenever he returns. Though he was originally thought to be the next in line for the middleweight title shot, it now it appears less certain.

As for UFC Fight Night 36, all 24 fighters received medical suspensions, though all were much shorter than Machida's. The full list:

  • Gegard Mousasi suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

  • Jacare Souza suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Francis Carmont suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Erick Silva suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Takenori Sato suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

  • Nicholas Musoke suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

  • Viscardi Andrade suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

  • Charles Oliveira suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Andy Ogle suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

  • Joe Proctor suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Cristiano Marcello suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days

  • Rodrigo Damm suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

  • Ivan Jorge suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

  • Francisco Trinaldo suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

  • Jesse Ronson suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

  • Iuri Alcantara suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Wilson Reis suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Felipe Arantes suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Maximo Blanco suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Ildemar Alcantara suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Albert Tumenov suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

  • Zubaira Tukhugov suspended 14 days, no contact for seven days

  • Douglas de Andrade suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days

 

Scott Harris writes about MMA for Bleacher Report. Follow Scott on Twitter

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