UFC 135 Official Medical Suspensions; Jon Jones Suspended for Six Months

UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones will be on a shelf for the next six months unless he can gain medical clearance from a physician following his UFC 135 main event win over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson this past weekend in Denver, Colorado.

The Colorado Office of Boxing revealed the news, adding Aaron Riley and James Te Huna will also be out for the same length of time. In total, twelve of the twenty fighters involved picked up a suspension.

Jones hurts Rampage with a left hook to begin the 4th round, after the pair hooked up, Jones wrestled Rampage to the ground up against the fence. Jones then took Jackson’s back, locking in the rear-naked choke, forcing “Rampage” to tap.

The official UFC 135 injuries and medical suspensions:

Jon Jones – suspended 180 days or 45 days with physician’s clearance
Quinton Jackson – suspended 60 days, no contact 45 days
Matt Hughes – suspended 45 days, no contact 30 days
Mark Hunt – suspended 45 days, no contact 30 days
Ben Rothwell – suspended 60 days, no contact 45 days
Takanori Gomi – suspended 30 days
Aaron Riley – suspended 180 days, 90 days with physician’s clearance
Nick Ring – suspended 30 days
Eddie Yagin – suspended 30 days
Cole Escovedo – suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Ricardo Romero – suspended 60 days, 45 days no contact
James Te Huna – suspended 180 days for injuries or 30 day suspension with physician’s clearance.

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