UFC 74 Medical Suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the list of medical suspensions stemming from UFC 74.

Randy Couture’s broken arm is not on there due to the fact that the injury was found a day after the post-fight examination. Couture told NSAC doctors that his arm was only bruised but found out through x-rays on Sunday that he had suffered a broken arm at the expense of a blocked Gabriel Gonzaga high kick. Couture is expected to be on the sidelines for at least 4-6 weeks and most likely will not fight again in 2007.

Speaking of Gonzaga, he will be out of action for at least two months after suffering a broken nose in his bout with Couture. Gonzaga must be cleared by a nose specialist before he will be permitted to fight again.

Alberto Crane has been medically suspended for two months after suffering a fractured orbital bone during his fight with Roger Huerta. Crane must be cleared by an ophthalmologist before he is allowed to return to active competition.

Joe Stevenson will miss at least two months after learning that he suffered a broken nose. NSAC doctors originally ruled that Stevenson had a broken jaw but additional examinations found that Stevenson in fact had broken his nose and not his jaw.

Antoni Hardonk will be required to undergo an MRI on his right shoulder and must be given clearance by a doctor before he will be permitted to begin physical contact once again.

Both Kendall Grove and David Heath were each suspended for one month by the NSAC.

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