UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson Injuries, Medical Suspensions and Salaries

The medical suspensions and the salaries for the fighters who competed at UFC 139 this past weekend in San Jose, California has been released by the California State Athletic Commission.

Main event fighters, Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua are facing six months following their brutal 5 round battle. Also, Michael McDonald and Gleison Tibau will sit out for the same period. Thirteen fighters in total were suspended.

Cung Le walked away with $350,000 for the beating he took at the hands of Wanderlei Silva who earned $200,000. Dan Henderson took home $250,000 and his opponent Mauricio Rua, $165,000.

Medical Suspensions:

Dan Henderson: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact for a possible right thumb fracture, suspended days with 60 days no contact for a “hard bout,” needs MRI/CT scan for clearance.

Mauricio Rua: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact for a possible facial and skull fracture, suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for a “hard bout,” and suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact for eyebrow laceration

Michael McDonald: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact for possible fracture on right ring finger

Gleison Tibau: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact (or until cleared by X-ray) for possible fracture on right thumb

Wanderlei Silva: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact (or until cleared by physician) for eyebrow laceration

Martin Kampmann: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact (or until cleared by physician) for forehead and right eyebrow laceration

Rick Story: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact (or until cleared by physician) for chin laceration

Cung Le: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss and suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact (or until cleared by physician) for possible nasal fracture

Brian Bowles: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for submission loss

Jason Brilz: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss

Alex Soto: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss

Tom Lawlor: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for submission loss

Shamar Bailey: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss

The Salaries:

Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mauricio Rua: $165,000

Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Cung Le: $350,000

Urijah Faber: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Bowles: $19,000

Martin Kampmann: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Rick Story: $19,000

Stephan Bonnar: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000

Ryan Bader: $48,000 (includes $24,00 win bonus)
def. Jason Brilz: $13,000

Michael McDonald: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Alex Soto: $6,000

Chris Weidman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Lawlor: $12,000

Gleison Tibau: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Dos Anjos: $16,000

Miguel Torres: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Pace: $4,000

Seth Baczynski: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Brown: $12,000

Danny Castillo: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Shamar Bailey: $8,000

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