Frankie Edgar was originally counting on fighting just a month after his bout with the Korean Zombie, but after the fight was over, there was little doubt he’d have to be pulled from his second fight.
Just recently the official word came down that Edgar would be removed from the bout with Cory Sandhagen and his bantamweight debut would be moved back (it was also announced that Sandhagen would not get a new opponent and would simply be removed from the card).
While the withdrawal comes as no surprise, the official post-event suspensions handed out made it 100% necessary. As is standard when the UFC is overseas without a commission to answer to, the company handed down their own suspensions for UFC in Busan. Edgar, along with a handful of others, were given the biggest layoffs - 180 days. Below is the entire list of suspensions.
Chan Sung Jung: 7 days
Frankie Edgar: 180 days - can be lowered to 60 days if cleared by oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Volkan Oezdemier: 30 days
Aleksandar Rakic: 180 days - can be lowered to 30 days if shin is cleared by primary care physician.
Charles Jourdain: 30 days
Dooho Choi: 180 days - can be lowered to 45 days if wrist is cleared by an orthopedic doctor.
Da Un Jung: 7 days
Mike Rodriguez: 180 days - can be lowered to 60 days if cleared by a dentist
Jun Yong Park: 7 days
Marc-Andre Barriault: 30 days
Kyung Ho Kang: 30 days
Liu Pingyuan: 30 days
Ciryl Gane: 7 days
Tanner Boser: 45 days
Seungwoo Choi: 30 days
Suman Mokhtarian: 45 days
Omar Morales: 7 days
Dong Hyun Kim: 30 days
Alexandre Pantoja: 30 days
Matt Schnell: 60 days
Raoni Barcelos: 30 days
Said Nurmagomedov: 30 days
Amanda Lemos: 7 days
Miranda Granger: 7 days
Heili Alateng: 180 days - can be lowered to 30 days if foot is cleared by x-ray.
Ryan Benoit: 180 days - can be lowered to 30 days if thumb is cleared by an x-ray.
(Suspensions originally reported by mixedmartialarts.com)