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CSAC medically suspends people for half a year

Someone needs to tell the California State Athletic Commission that it’s “Safety First”, not “Stupidity First”. The medical suspensions from last weekend’s WEC show have just been announced, and they are fucking moronic:

  •       Alex Nogueira: 60-day suspension due to a cut; coincides with a 45-day suspension (with no contact for 30 days) due to suffering a knockout
  •       Luis Do Santos: 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days due to suffering a knockout
  •       Jeremy Lang: 180-day suspension days due to a left-ankle injury; coincides with 60-day suspension for a cut and a 45-day suspension (with no contact for 30 days) due to suffering a knockout
  •       Will Robeiro: 180-day suspension due to a right-hand injury (can be cleared early by doctor)
  •       Rob McCullough: 60-day suspension due to a cut
  •       Chuck Grigsby: indefinite suspension due to a head injury (must be cleared by a doctor)
  •       Mark Munoz:   180-day suspension due to a right-hand injury
  •       Yoshiro Maeda: 180-day suspension due to a right-eye orbital injury; coincides with 45-day suspension with no contact for 30 days due to suffering a knockout
  •       Miguel Torres: 60-day suspension due to a cut
  •       Jens Pulver: 180-day suspension due to a right-eye orbital injury
  •       Urijah Faber: 180-day suspension due to a right-hand injury (can be cleared early by doctor)

I’m really interested in knowing who’s bright idea it was to suspend guys for 180 days without the option of an early clearance from a doctor. For those of you who don’t like using their brains on that math shit, 180 days is six goddamn months. Some of these guys should have done steroids and smoked some mad weed right before the show. They might have gotten off EASIER.

Between the CSAC and the NJAC, I’m starting to suspect a conspiracy where fights are stopped earlier and earlier and medical suspensions are made longer and longer until it becomes “First person to land a punch wins, loser gets suspended for 9 months.”

11 COMMENTS
  • ninjitsu says:

    The 6-month suspensions for ankle and hand injuries seem a bit long, but hey — certain fractures can take months to heal. Fractures of the orbit are nasty and I can understand wanting to err on the side of caution to make sure a fighter’s SKULL IS INTACT before their next cage fight. 😛

    Are you a doctor? Have you seen these fighters’ xrays? If not, how can you criticize?

  • Hattori Hanzo says:

    they have a right to make cash. its excessive. at least allow to be cleared by doctor

  • I can criticize based on standard suspensions levied by commissions that aren’t retards!

  • ninjitsu says:

    What’s normal for an orbital injury? I’m too lazy to look..

  • Tom K says:

    The point isn’t that it’s too long — it’s that it’s too long without allowing the fighter to be cleared by a doctor. If most eye (orbital) injuries take 6 months to heal, fine — 6 months is fair. But if a doctor says after 3 months, “Jens — your face is back to normal, so you’re good to fight again”, then that should be allowed.

  • Hattori Hanzo says:

    do athletic commishioners have background in medical??

  • Jersey Tomato says:

    Disclosure: I am no doctor. That being said, I do not ever recall seeing so many 180-day medical suspensions handed out for a single event. Perhaps a doctor’s clearance is an option. To me , it would no sense in the world to prevent a fighter from earning a living when he has been deemed fit to return to action.

    Oh yeah, we are talking about the CSAC….

  • Burtonchik says:

    “Fractures of the orbit are nasty and I can understand wanting to err on the side of caution to make sure a fighter’s SKULL IS INTACT before their next cage fight”

    orbital fractures don’t heal, you have to get an implant in your cheek/eye socket and the bone will never calcify over properly. the other problem w/ them is that there’s a huge chance of retina tear/detachment during surgery, which is just more recovery time

  • koolpaw says:

    “But if a doctor says after 3 months, “Jens — your face is back to normal, so you’re good to fight again”, then that should be allowed”

    !
    that sounds very fair. but Maeda will have to come to the states to that re-check… costs a lot, he only got paid $6.000.

    =(

  • Hattori Hanzo says:

    lot of fighters hate CSAC. they dobusiness in bad way.

  • Roxy says:

    @[email protected] And I thought it was so great MMA finally got legalized in Cali…omg the commission

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