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Bader, Burns Face Lengthy Medical Suspensions After TUF 8 Finale


(Ryan Bader, mid-"Woo!" Photo courtesy of UFC.com)

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s list of medical suspensions issued after Saturday’s Ultimate Fighter 8 finale, newly-minted light-heavyweight winner Ryan Bader may not be immediately ready to begin his post-TUF career in the UFC due to a possible injury to his right hand. Bader must get the hand x-rayed and cleared by a doctor; without an official go-ahead, he’ll be out of action until June 9th.

Kevin Burns — who should just be happy to still be breathing after being knocked half-dead by a vicious Anthony Johnson head-kick — has to serve a mandatory suspension until February 9th with no contact until January 25th for possible left-orbital and left-ankle fractures. If his injuries aren’t cleared by a doctor, he could also be out until June 9th. Six other fighters from the event also took home medical suspensions — details are after the jump.



Vinny Magalhaes: Suspended until January 14th with no contact until January 5th (precautionary reasons)

Jason MacDonald: Suspended until January 14th with no contact until January 5th (forehead laceration)

Dave Kaplan: Suspended until January 25th with no contact until January 14th (lacerations near right eye)

Shane Primm: Possible suspension until June 9th due to left shoulder injury. Mandatory suspension until January 14th with no contact until January 5th.

Jules Bruchez: Suspended until January 14th with no contact until January 5th (laceration under left eye)

Tom Lawlor: Possible suspension until June 9th due to left hand injury. Mandatory suspension until January 25th with no contact until January 14th.

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Chinstroker- December 17, 2008 at 2:58 am
Apparently Kevin Burns will be able to fight before February, but to protect his eye he'll be using headbutts, and to soften the blow on his fractured ankle he's planning on throwing nutsack kicks only.
nippletwist- December 16, 2008 at 8:08 pm
lol im wide wake and at first i thought it said Bader burns his face
Anonymous- December 16, 2008 at 2:56 pm
I too thought Bader got his face burned somehow...lol..I was like, "how the phuck?"...carpet burn from the mat or some shit? He sure whooped Vinnie though...
B- December 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm
Bader: "I'm gonna suck it like THIS!"
Jeremy- December 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm
I think Bader's face is more of a " I gotta poop " face more than an "oh" face.
Comments recycled and remixed- December 16, 2008 at 11:29 am
Bader showing off his 'O-H MY GOD LOOK AT COREY HILL'S LEG' face
greenseed- December 16, 2008 at 10:17 am
i thought bader was showing us his gorrilla impersonation in that pic

just rippin round the ring draggin his knuckles



oooo oo oooo AHH AHHHHH AHH OO AHHH
breeze- December 16, 2008 at 10:00 am
Had Darth Bader utilized his patented F'Orce choke, he wouldn't be in this mess.
Maud- December 16, 2008 at 9:58 am
Lol... Also thought Bader's face got burned somehow. Images of two-face began popping up in my head. Then i read more and was disappointed.
Anonymous?- December 16, 2008 at 9:12 am
Hah, Wyatt, I thought the EXACT same thing.
Marcus L- December 16, 2008 at 7:44 am
haha wyatt, thats too funny!
Anonymous- December 16, 2008 at 7:43 am
BADER BURNS FACE...damn hominyms
Armbreaker- December 16, 2008 at 7:33 am
Medical suspensions are bull crap. Whether and when a fighter is able to fight should be between him and his physician. It appears these athletic commissions are handing them out to almost everyone. Suspending Macdonald for a forehead laceration is ridiculous. What do they think this is - a sport for sissies?
Jburg- December 16, 2008 at 7:21 am
Corey Hill: Suspended until his leg no longer has 3 joints.


Too soon?
Wyatt- December 16, 2008 at 7:20 am
I gotta stop reading these things when I'm still half asleep, I thought the headline involved someone getting burned on the face somehow for a second there. Coffee first, cagepotato second...
Anonymous- December 16, 2008 at 7:18 am
fuck the UFC
FUCK JUNIE!!- December 16, 2008 at 7:08 am
JUNIE BROWNING: Suspended indefinitely due to douche baggery while beating another chump who isn't as good as he thinks he is.
Billy Bad Ass- December 16, 2008 at 7:02 am
Who cares is Jules Bruchez and Tom Lawlor are suspended? They aren't ever fighting in the UFC again. The No Talent-No Heart Bum and Fruity-Pants Popped Collar homo, respectively.
Polish- December 16, 2008 at 6:29 am
Bader showing off his O FACE.
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