Report: Jones, Gustafsson get medical suspensions in wake of gruelling UFC 165 showdown

September 23, 2013

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Report: Jones, Gustafsson get medical suspensions in wake of gruelling UFC 165 showdown



The Canadian Press – Light-heavyweight Jon (Bones) Jones and Sweden’s Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson have both been given minimum 60-day medical suspensions after their gruelling five-round fight at UFC 165 on the weekend.

Both fighters were taken to hospital after Saturday night’s main event at the Air Canada Centre but were released by morning. Jones won by decision.

Jones will also need a CT scan or MRI plus an X-ray before he can return to action, according to the Ontario Athletic Commission. Gustafsson is required to take a CT scan or MRI

Interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao, who stopped Eddie Wineland in the co-main event, got a 14-day medical suspension. Wineland got 60 days plus a CT or MRI.

Canadian fighters Roland Delorme, Mitch Gagnon, John Makdessi, Ivan Menjivar and Jesse Ronson all got 14-day suspensions.

Fellow Canadians Mike Ricci (minimum 30 days plus an X-ray) and Chris Clements (minimum 60 days plus CT or MRI) got longer suspensions.

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