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CSAC issues medical suspensions to 12 "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" fighters

The California State Athletic Commission has issued medical suspensions to more than half of the competitors from the Jan. 24 "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" card that took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently requested and today received the list of suspensions from the CSAC.

Among those suspended is headliner Andrei Arlovski, who suffered a first-round knockout loss to WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko in the pay-per-view main event.

Arlovski is suspended 45 days (with no contact allowed during training for 30 days) for precautionary reasons. He'll also need to pass a physical before he's able to return to competition.

Gilbert Yvel, who suffered a third-round TKO in a brutal co-main-event fight with Josh Barnett, is suspended 60 days (with no contact for 60 days) due to facial cuts suffered in the loss.

Matt Lindland, who suffered a swift 37-second TKO to Vitor Belfort, is suspended 45 days (no contact for 30 days). Lindland was floored with a left hand and knocked into unconsciousness with a subsequent flurry of blows. Medical officials arrived with a stretcher, but Lindland eventually left the cage under his own power. In addition to needing a new physical, Lindland needs to undergo a CT scan of his head and neck, and he must be cleared by a neurologist before he returns to competition.

Vladimir Matyushenko, who suffered a knockout loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, could be suspended up to 180 days (no contact for 180 days) due to a possible fracture of his right ankle. He'll need an X-ray and physician's clearance, or the six-month suspension will be upheld. However, even if cleared from the ankle injury, Matyushenko is suspended 60 days (with no contact for 60 days) due to his facial cuts. However, like the ankle injury, he can be cleared early by a doctor. Regardless, though, he will need to serve a mandatory suspension of 45 days (no contact for 30 days) for precautionary reasons stemming from the knockout. He'll also need to pass a new physical before returning to competition.

Kiril Sidellnikov, whom Paul Buentello defeated via third-round TKO, is suspended 45 days (no contact for 30 days) for precautionary reasons. He'll need a new physical, as well.

Buentello, meanwhile, is suspended 180 days (no contact for 180 days) due to a possible fracture of his right hand. He can be cleared early following an X-ray and clearance from an orthopedic physician.

Jason High, who suffered a stunning first-round knockout to Jay Hieron, is suspended 45 days (no contact for 30 days) for precautionary reasons and will need a new physical.

L.C. Davis, who defeated late replacement Bao Quach via unanimous decision, is suspended 60 days (no contact for 60 days) due to a cut, though he can be cleared early by a doctor.

Quach is suspended 45 days (no contact for 30 days) for precautionary reasons.

Albert Rios, who defeated Antonio Duarte via unanimous decision, is suspended 180 days (no contact for 180 days) due to a possible fracture of his right foot. He can be cleared early by an orthopedic physician if X-rays detect no serious injury.

Finally, Patrick Speight, whom Brett Cooper defeated via first-round TKO, is suspended 60 days (no contact for 60 days) due to a cut, though he can be cleared early by a doctor. However, he will serve a mandatory suspension of 45 days (no contact for 30 days) for precautionary reasons and will need a new physical.

For complete coverage of "Affliction: Day of Reckoning," including official fighters' salaries from the $3.3 million payroll, check out the MMA Events section of MMAjunkie.com.

(Pictured: Fedor Emelianenko KOs Andrei Arlovsi, credit Gene Blevins of Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)

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efizzle on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:17 pm ET
Damn 180 days that sucks for buentello
 

jrvanhook on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:24 pm ET
I wonder if anyone has ever tapped from breaking their hand on an opponents face?
 

fmf68 on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:30 pm ET
I just love this shot of Yvel..all beat up and still smiling..takes a lickin and keeps on tickin.
 

CalgaryOilman on Feb 04, 2009 at 5:03 pm ET
Ya, I guess Buentello broke his hand!  I mean Je-sus that was brutal!!!
 

REELTALK on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:26 pm ET
correct me if im wrong, but the 180 day suspention mean that he can not fight within that time?
 

bignerd on Feb 04, 2009 at 6:20 pm ET
that is correct
 

MadDogVenom on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:33 pm ET
And Dan Lauzon is suspended 45 days with no female contact due to swollen marbles.

Damn he took some huge low blows!
 

SIGEP422 on Feb 04, 2009 at 5:10 pm ET
that is the best comment i have seen on here in a while!!!!!!!   LMAO
 

Shaunissey on Feb 05, 2009 at 9:36 am ET
Nice. 
 

rew0045 on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:34 pm ET

cali is slow as sh*t
 

JustMe on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:38 pm ET
NO need to suspend out of country Fighters!  As we know...they will be fighting anytime, anywhere.  Only US takes this step in suspending fighters who get f**ked up!
 

JustMe on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:40 pm ET
  *Oh God, look at that picture of Leonides gettin killed by The Last Emperor!
 

MadDogVenom on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:43 pm ET
And if they are caught fighting outside the US, they risk losing their license here. See Antonio Silva...
 

bob0126 on Feb 04, 2009 at 5:01 pm ET
Antonio Silva is on suspension for failing a drug test.  I don't know if they would go after a figter's license if they fought while on medical suspension.  I think the medical suspension is more cya for the athletic commission.
 

CopperHeart on Feb 04, 2009 at 4:44 pm ET
Wish I woulda seen Lil' Nog on the undercard.
 

CalgaryOilman on Feb 04, 2009 at 5:04 pm ET
Totally dude!! Lil' Nog's the shiz!
 

valetudo187 on Feb 04, 2009 at 5:24 pm ET
well at least arlovski has a million bucks to spend while he's off for those days!!!!
 

Shreds on Feb 04, 2009 at 6:03 pm ET
I wonder how much he made in net from that fight -

1.5 million @ 40% Tax Rate = (600,000)

Agent 10% = (150,000)

Accountant 10% = (150,000)

Freddie Roach 20% = (300,000)

Grappling Coach 5% = (75,000)

Leaves a net of about $225,000, that is a nice payday, plus his fighter sponsorships!

 

bignerd on Feb 04, 2009 at 6:23 pm ET
Yes, you have to pay people off but those percentages are high.  If I remember correctly agents only 2-3%.  Coaches usually have an agreed upon amount but aren't paid that well.  Accountant?  What did he do?  His job is to make that 40% tax rate become 25% come April.
 

LAS on Feb 04, 2009 at 7:04 pm ET
I have never heard of a sports agent that only takes 2%.  Hell, in one of his stories on here, Ken Pavia noted that he takes 20%.

Also, if Arlovski was paid for work done in California, you can bet that he paid a lot more than 40% figuring in California's higher-than-average income tax rate.
 

bignerd on Feb 04, 2009 at 7:09 pm ET
I live in California, income taxes are not that bad.  I still write a check to the Federal Government that is 5 times higher than the one for California.

20%!?!?! Then these guys have bad agents.  I believe in MLB, NFL and NBA agents get paid a set amount . . . which isn't above 5%.
 

nicholas280 on Feb 05, 2009 at 7:44 am ET
I'm pretty sure that agents take somewhere between 5% and 10%, depending on how much negotiating goes on.  For example, Arlovski's agent deserves a big piece if he persuaded Andrei to leave the UFC for Affliction.  First, he's been paid $500K, $500K and $1,250K for his last three fights.  Second, he got a shot at Fedor.

On the other hand, if the UFC  offers you a 3/3, you either take it or you leave it.  I don't think agents get a big piece of the pie there.

I think agents make a lot of their money from digging up and negotiating with sponsors.  I think they can get north of 10% for that work.

 

bignerd on Feb 05, 2009 at 4:24 pm ET
From everything I've read I would agree.  Agents get a much better commission for digging up sponsors which appears to be what they are trying to do most of their time.
 

MarleyFan on Feb 04, 2009 at 5:38 pm ET
I wonder how Matt Lindland is doing? That was one of the most brutal ko's i've seen in MMA. The suspension is not long, but I guess having to take a cat scan is the right move when someone gets ko'd like that!
 

salmandini on Feb 04, 2009 at 6:04 pm ET
the Linland knockout was brutal and i still cant believe AA got knocked out like a chump but the $$$ is nice he should fight
gilbert that would be interesting to see

UFC needs to sign Belfort to fight Silva fireworks would happen

salmandini wanna wrestle
 

BASIX on Feb 04, 2009 at 6:08 pm ET
Seriously Belfort VS Silva... Not even interested in seeing belfort gas out then smashed by silva
 

bignerd on Feb 04, 2009 at 6:24 pm ET
Silva has survive long enough for Belfort to gas
 

MSCav on Feb 04, 2009 at 6:32 pm ET
Belfort is not fighting at 205 now so he is not carrying that weight like he was.  At 185, a bit lighter and training with Randy has helped him big time.
 

nevertapp13 on Feb 04, 2009 at 7:05 pm ET
lotta medical suspensions................now affliction has....a.....3 fighters left on the pay roll.
 

greasemonkey on Feb 05, 2009 at 4:12 pm ET
yea,the lindland bashing was brutal has anyone heard how he's doing?
 

bignerd on Feb 05, 2009 at 4:25 pm ET
He said he is fine but suffering for a servery bruised ego.
 

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