Wilson’s Broken Nose Tops UFC 94 Medical Suspensions


Chris Wilson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official list of medical suspensions stemming from this past weekend’s UFC 94 event, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The lengthiest suspension was handed to Team Quest product Chris Wilson, who suffered a broken nose during a losing “Fight of the Night” effort against John Howard, and has been medically suspended until July 31. He will be able to be cleared early by a physician but is not permitted to participate in contact-related training until March 3.

B.J Penn, who is currently contemplating whether or not to file a complaint with the NSAC due to accusations of opponent Georges St. Pierre being rubbed down with vaseline during their UFC welterweight title bout, has been suspended until March 18 due to precautionary reasons. Thiago Silva, who suffered a first-round knockout loss to Lyoto Machida, will be sidelined for the same amount of time.

After dropping a unanimous decision to Jon Fitch, Japanese veteran Akihiro Gono has been suspended until March 3 for precautionary reasons. Stephan Bonner, who fell to rising prospect Jon Jones, has received a mandatory break that extends until the same date.

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