http://mmajunkie.com/news/18482/ufc...sciplinary-action-riddle-out-indefinitely.mmaNEWARK, N.J. – The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board issued medical suspensions to six of the competitors from Saturday night's "UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy" event, and an additional suspension was issued for disciplinary reasons.
The NJSACB today distributed the list of medical and disciplinary suspensions to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
UFC 111 took place Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and aired on Spike TV (two preliminary-card fights) and then pay-per-view (main card).
Middleweight Rousimar Palhares, who defeated Tomasz Drwal via heel-hook, was suspended 90 days for failing to release the hold. The dangerous lock, which can quickly cause serious damage to the knee of a competitor, is often banned in lower-level competitions. Palhares latched on to Drwal and cranked hard even as the Polish slugger tapped repeatedly. Palhares had to be pried off of his foe by referee Kevin Mulhall before finally releasing the hold.
Drwal, who was moaning in agony following the maneuver, is suspended indefinitely pending an X-ray of his left knee and ankle.
Matthew Riddle, who was well on his way to a decision victory before opponent Greg Soto was disqualified for an intentional illegal upkick, leads the list of medical suspensions. Riddle is out indefinitely after being unable to continue following the strike. Riddle will need a clear CT scan before returning to action.
Frank Mir, Mark Bocek, Rory Markham and Jared Hamman also received lesser orders.
The full list of suspensions included:
Frank Mir: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons
Mark Bocek: Suspended 30 days for scalp laceration
Rory Markham: Suspended 30 days for facial laceration
Rousimar Palhares: Suspended 90 days for not releasing submission
Tomasz Drwal: Suspended indefinitely pending X-ray of left knee and ankle
Jared Hamman: Suspended indefinitely pending X-rays of right foot; also suspended minimum of 60 days due to lacerations on right foot
Matthew Riddle: Suspended indefinitely pending CT scan
I didn't think he held the sub that long. I guess he did :/