UFC 167 Medical Suspensions: Hendricks, Donovan and Villante Earn Longest Terms
By FCF Staff
Georges St. Pierre may have emerged from his UFC 167 bout with Johny Hendricks bruised and bloodied, but it turns out the latter has received a longer medical suspension.
According to information disclosed today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Hendricks is suspended for six months unless his right knee is cleared for competition by an orthopedist.
St. Pierre, meanwhile, is suspended until January 1st and cannot spar until December 17th as a result of the blows he took during the memorable fight. GSP won the bout via a tightly contested and controversial split decision.
The only other UFC 167 competitors to pick up lengthy medical suspensions were light-heavyweights Cody Donovan and Gian Villante. Both men have been suspended for six months due to suspected hand injuries; however, if they are cleared by doctors they can compete before May 17th, 2014.
Villante stopped Donovan in the second round with strikes.
UFC 167 was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.