In the aftermath of UFC 133, seven fighters have been handed down medical suspensions from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission (PSAC). The suspensions were announced Monday afternoon, and first reported by MMAJunkie.com.
Four of the seven requests cover the span of 45 days and are purely for cautionary reasons. The fighters listed in the suspensions include Tito Ortiz, Dennis Hallman, Mike Pyle, and the recently-retired Matt Hamill.
"The Ultimate Fighter Season 7" veteran Paul Bradley has been suspended for 30 days after suffering a knee injury in his undercard fight with Rafael Natal. The injury must be cleared by a physician before Bradley will be allowed to return to training.
Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama has been suspended for 60 days due to a potential head injury suffered in his knockout loss to Vitor Belfort. He is also required to undergo a full neurological exam before being allowed to return to competition.
Lastly, Rafael Natal has been suspended indefinitely by the PSAC as a result of an undisclosed injury he suffered in his right hand. The hand must be medically cleared by a physician before Natal returns to training. The Brazilian is the only winning fighter to be suspended.