UFC Busan: Edgar One Of Six To Receive 180 Day Medical Suspension

UFC Busan went down this past weekend, at the Sajik Arena, in Busan, South Korea. With last week’s UFC 245 being a contention for the card of the year, UFC Busan could easily have been a bit of an anti-climax. However, the first UFC event in South Korea since 2015, headlined by ‘The Korean Zombie’ vs Frankie Edgar, did not disappoint.

With five finishes and three split decisions, the last UFC card of the decade had a little bit of everything. The big story on the night was ‘The Korean Zombie’ finishing Edgar in the very first round of the main event.

‘The Korean Zombie’ scored a TKO win after 3:18, in which the damage Edgar suffered has seen him receive a medical suspension of 180 days. Despite revealing in the post fight press conference that he will need eye surgery to cure his double vision, ‘The Korean Zombie’ only received a suspension of only seven days.

Aleksandar Rakic, who lost a razor close split decision to Volkan Oezdemir in the UFC Busan co-main event, also received a 180 day suspension. As did ‘The Korean Superboy’, who broke his forearm in the first round of his loss to ‘Charles Jourdain.

Mike Rodriguez also received a 180 day suspension. As did Heili Alateng and Ryan Benoit, who fought out a close split decision in the first fight of the night, which went Alateng’s way.

This is the full list of medical suspension from UFC Busan (via MMA Fighting):

  • ‘The Korean Zombie’ (Chan Sung Jung): 7 day mandatory rest period
  • Frankie Edgar: 180 day medical suspension for right orbital injury (requires clearance from oral and maxillofacial doctor); 60 days mandatory rest, 45 days no contact
  • Volkan Oezdemir: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Aleksandar Rakic: 180 day medical suspension for left shin hematoma (requires clearance from primary care physician), 30 days mandatory rest
  • Charles Jourdain: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • ‘The Korean Superboy’ (Doo Ho Choi): 180 day medical suspension for TKO and left wrist injury (requires clearance from orthopedic doctor); 45 days mandatory rest, 30 days no contact
  • Da Un Jung: 7 day mandatory rest period
  • Mike Rodriguez: 180 day medical suspension or cleared by dentist; 60 days mandatory rest, 45 days no contact
  • Jun Yong Park: 7 day mandatory rest period
  • Marc-Andre Barriault: 30 day medical suspension for nasal laceration, 21 days no contact
  • Kyung Ho Kang: 30 day medical suspension for left brow laceration, 21 days no contact
  • Liu Pingyuan: 30 day medical suspension for left eyelid laceration, 21 days no contact
  • Ciryl Gane: 7 day mandatory rest period
  • Tanner Boser: 45 days to hard bout and right eyelid laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Seung Woo Choi: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Suman Mokhtarian: 45 days for hard bout and right cheek laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Omar Morales: 7 day mandatory rest period
  • Dong Hyun Ma: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Alexandre Pantoja: 30 days for right shoulder pain, 21 days no contact
  • Matt Schnell: 60 days for KO, 30 days no contact
  • Raoni Barcelos: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Said Nurmagomedov: 30 days for right knee pain, 21 days no contact
  • Amanda Lemos: 7 day mandatory rest period
  • Miranda Granger: 7 day mandatory rest period
  • Heili Alateng: 180 day medical suspension for right foot injury (requires X-ray clearance); 30 days mandatory rest, 21 days no contact
  • Ryan Benoit: 180 day medical suspension for right thumb injury (requires X-ray clearance); 30 days mandatory rest, 21 days no contact

Check out the full results from UFC Busan here:


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