Busan Suspensions: Frankie Edgar Gets Big Layoff

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)

Clash Of The Titans: Nick Rodriguez vs Victor Hugo

Titans take the stage as Fight to Win 135 makes its way to Sacramento, California, on Saturday, January 18, with a main event between No. 2-ranked +99kg grappler Nick Rodriguez (Renzo Gracie Academy) and 2019 No-Gi Absolute World Champion and No. 4-ranked +99kg grappler, Victor Hugo (Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu). 

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