UFC 167 Medical Suspensions: Johny Hendricks Could Be Suspended For Up To Six Months

Johny-HendricksUFC 167 took place on Saturday night from Las Vegas, Nevada with Georges St-Pierre in the main event defeating Johny Hendricks by a controversial split decision to retain the UFC welterweight title. BetweenTheRopes.com requested and was able to receive the post-fight medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Three fighters received potential six months suspensions including Hendricks with a possible right knee injury, but could be cleared from a doctor sooner than that timeframe.

St-Pierre a 45 day suspension and 30 days of no contact. Here is the list of the medical suspensions from UFC 167:

- Georges St-Pierre suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13
- Johny Hendricks suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared by orthopedist for right knee and suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13
- Chael Sonnen suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13
- Rory MacDonald suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13
- Josh Koscheck suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13
- Ali Bagautinov suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared by orthopedist for left foot and suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13
- Evan Dunham suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13 for left eyebrow laceration
- Rick Story suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13 for left eyebrow laceration
- Erik Perez suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13 for laceration on bridge of nose
- Gian Villante suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared by orthopedist for both hands
- Cody Donovan suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared via X-ray by orthopedist for right hand and suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13

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The Good, The Bad And The Dirty From UFC 167

hendricks ufc 167UFC 167 took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas with Georges St-Pierre defeating Johny Hendricks in the main event to retain the UFC welterweight title in an epic main event. Right after the fight ended, St-Pierre told Joe Rogan that he planned on stepping away from the sport for awhile and wasn’t sure if he would retire. Controversy ensued after the fight as the fans in the MGM Grand Garden Arena booed the decision and the fans on social media and media thought that Hendricks won the fight.

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The Good

1) Johny Hendricks- Usually you never think the loser of the main event can come out on the good side. BetweenTheRopes.com had scored the main event Hendricks winning 48-47, giving Hendricks Rounds 1,2,4 and giving St-Pierre Rounds 3 and 5. Hendricks took the champion down a couple times during the fight, rocked the champion on a couple occasions and was able to stuff numerous takedown attempts from the champion. The biggest issue for Hendricks going into the fight was his cardio, as he had never been in a five round fight. “Bigg Rigg” cardio was able to hold up throughout the fight. Hendricks inflicted more damage to St-Pierre and gave the champion the biggest test of his career. UFC President Dana White stated at the post-fight press scrum that a rematch will happen in the near future.

2) Robbie Lawler- People were overlooking Lawler heading into his fight with Rory MacDonald as the odds had Lawler as much as +340 underdog and that MacDonald with a win could gain a title at the winner of the main event. Lawler used inside and outside leg kicks to offset MacDonald from utilizing his jab and his power shots that rocked the Canadian especially in the third round. Lawler said after the fight that he was wanting a title shot if St-Pierre is going to retire or going to take an indefinite leave of absence.

3) Tyron Woodley- Going into his fight with Josh Koscheck, fans were thinking this was going to be the one fight on the main card would be a snooze fest. It was anything but that as moments into the fight Woodley knocked down Koscheck with an overhand right and the fight was almost stopped. Near the end of the round, Woodley landed a right hook then sent Koscheck dropping to the mat and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight. It was a great win to get Woodley back on track after a disappointing loss to Jake Shields at UFC 161 in June. It showed Woodley has great power in both hands and combined with his wrestling credentials, he is a force in the welterweight division.

The Bad

1) Dana White- The UFC President was very critical of St-Pierre’s comments inside the cage when the champion had stated that he was going to be stepping away from the cage and wasn’t if he was going to retire. White said this regarding St-Pierre’s comments.

“You owe it to the fans, you owe it to that belt, you owe it to the company and you owe it to Johny Hendricks to give him that opportunity to fight again,” White stated during the post-fight press conference. “Unless you’re going to retire. there’s no, ‘I’m going to take a cruise, I’m going to take a hiatus and be gone for two years, I’m going to take a leave of absence, I’m gonna,’ whatever the hell it was he’s saying, it doesn’t work that way.”

After the press conference, White spoke with reporters and cooled off after talking to St-Pierre. White said everything was cool with the champion and was hoping to make the rematch between St-Pierre and Hendricks soon.

The UFC President should have taken a deep breath before he flew off the handle on St-Pierre before talking to him. St-Pierre is their biggest star and pay-per-view attraction as the MGM Grand was sold out with selling 14,856 with a $5.7 million dollar gate.  White is the type of the guy who flies off the handle and speaks off the cuff on anything and everything. But in this case, for the guy who has done everything that the UFC has asked from him, White should have talked to St-Pierre.

The Dirty

1) Judging- Like we had stated earlier that we had scored the main event for Hendricks and a vast majority of fans and the media had done the same. The judges in the main event were Sal D’Amato, Tony Weeks and Glenn Trowbridge. D’Amato and Weeks scored the fight 48-47 for St-Pierre and Trowbridge scored it for Hendricks. The key round was the first round as it was obvious that Hendricks won the second and fourth round and St-Pierre won the third and fifth round. If you look at the first round, St-Pierre got a takedown, but Hendricks got right up. Hendricks was then closing the distance and was able to control the distance land powerful shots.

A lot of people were saying after the fight that maybe MMA needs to go to the half-point system that was done in Pride. I also scored the fight under the Pride rules and had it 49-47.5 for Hendricks.

Is the judging perfect in the sport? Not even close, as when you have a main event as big as this one was, you need to have the best of the best in there and that wasn’t the case on Saturday night.

Will MMA in the United States use the half-point system as was done in Pride? What is the solution to the judging problem?

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Georges St-Pierre And Johny Hendricks Headline UFC 167 Fight Night Bonuses

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UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks put on a fight for the ages in the main event tonight at UFC 167, with St-Pierre winning a controversial split decision.

UFC President Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference that St-Pierre and Hendricks won “Fight of the Night” and each won a $50,000 bonus for their efforts. White also announced that Donald Cerrone won “Submission of the Night” for his victory over Evan Dunham and Tyron Woodley won “Knockout of The Night” for his victory over Josh Koscheck.

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UFC 167: Tyron Woodley Defeats Josh Koscheck By Vicious Knockout

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A lot of people thought the fight between Tyron Woodley and Josh Koscheck was going to be snoozefest due to their wrestling first background.

The fight starts with Woodley landing an overhand right and tried to finish the fight with ground and pound, but Koscheck gets back up. Koscheck throws a knee and clinches Woodley into the cage and referee Herb Dean tells both guys to break.

Each guy throws hooks at each other amd Woodley lands an overhand right that drops koscheck and then Woodley lands vicious ground and pound. Koscheck holds Woodley, but Woodley moves Koscheck into the cage. Dean stand both guys up.

Both guys are circling each other and Koscheck throws a hook, but Woodley lands a vicious right hand that drops Koscheck and then another one referee Herb Dean stopping the fight.

Tyron Woodley defeats Josh Koscheck by knockout at 4:38 of Round 1.

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Georges St-Pierre To Net $400K For Tonight’s UFC 167

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As soon as Georges St-Pierre steps into the octagon to defend his UFC welterweight title against Johny Hendricks in the main event at UFC 167, he will make $400,000 with no win bonus. His opponent tonight, Johny Hendricks will get $50,000 with a potential of another $50,000 if he defeats St-Pierre tonight.

The next highest payout goes to Rashad Evans who will net $125,000 for his co-main event fight against Chael Sonnen and a chance to make another $125,000 if victorious. Here’s the initial list of payouts of some of the participants tonight.

- Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (no win bonus)
- Johny Hendricks: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)
- Rashad Evans: $125,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $125,000)
- Chael Sonnen: $100,000 (no win bonus)
- Robbie Lawler: $83,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $83,000)
- Rory MacDonald: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)
- Josh Koscheck: $78,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $78,000)
- Tyron Woodley: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)

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UFC 167 Pre-Fight Press Conference Today On BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 4 P.M. ET

UFC 167 pre-event press conference takes place today from the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Every fighter on the main card and UFC President Dana White will be the presser. The fighters that will be there are: Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen, Rory MacDonald, Robbie Lawler, Josh Koscheck, Tyron Woodley, Tim Elliott and Ali Bagautinov.

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