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The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale Medical Suspensions: Kyle Kingsbury, Nine Other UFC Fighters Suspended

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) have handed down medical suspensions to ten UFC fighters following Saturday's ‘The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale' event at "The Pearl" at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Headliners Clay Guida, Anthony Pettis, and Anthony Ferguson did not incur any medical penalties.

Three fighters - Kyle Kingsbury, Danny Downes, and Chris Cope - felt the brunt of the suspensions, receiving six month notices each. All three, however, will have the opportunity to lighten the restrictions pending specific physician clearance.

Kingsbury's injury in particular was quite gruesome. Midway through his fight with Fabio Maldonado, "Kingsbu" suffered a left orbital fracture, which quickly swelled to vast proportions, enveloping his bloodied face. Photo courtesy of MMA Weekly:

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Seven other fighters -- TUF 13 finalist Ramsey Nijem, Ken Stone, Fabio Maldonado, Tim Credeur, Shamar Bailey, Justin Edwards, and Josh Grispi -- received much shorter suspensions due to various lacerations or having been on the receiving end of a knockout. Ken Stone, on the heels of a brutal destruction from bantamweight contender Scott Jorgensen, received the longest of the restrictions -- a two month suspension.

The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale medical suspensions:
Kyle Kingsbury: Suffered a left orbital fracture. Required to be cleared by an ophthalmologist or ENT, otherwise facing suspension until 12/02. Regardless, a minimum suspension will be imposed until 07/20. No contact allowed until 07/05.
Danny Downes: Required to have right hand x-rayed. Right hand and left shoulder need orthopedic doctor clearance, otherwise facing suspension until 12/02. Regardless, a minimum suspension will be imposed until 07/20. No contact allowed until 07/05.
Chris Cope: Required to have both thumbs x-rayed. If results positive, then must be suspended until cleared by an orthopedic doctor, otherwise facing suspension until 12/02.
Ken Stone: Suffered a knockout. Suspended from contest until 08/04. No contact allowed until 07/20.
Fabio Maldonado: Suffered a laceration on his right upper eyelid. Suspended from contest until 07/20. No contact allowed until 07/05.
Ramsey Nijem: Suffered a knockout. Suspended from contest until 07/20. No contact until 07/05.
Tim Credeur: Suffered a knockout. Suspended from contest until 07/05. No contact allowed until 06/26.
Shamar Bailey: Suffered a right cheek laceration. Suspended from contest until 07/05. No contact allowed until 06/26.
Justin Edwards: Suspended from contest until 07/05. No contact allowed until 06/26.
Josh Grispi: Suffered a knockout via blows to the body. Suspended from contest until 06/26. No contact allowed until 06/19.

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