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Jones and Gustafsson get medical suspensions after gruelling UFC bout

American Jon Jones (right) trades blows with Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson during their World Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 165 in Toronto on Saturday September 21, 2013.


Light-heavyweight Jon (Bones) Jones and Sweden's Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson have both been given minimum 60-day medical suspensions after their gruelling five-round fight at UFC 165 on the weekend.

Both fighters were taken to hospital after Saturday night's main event at the Air Canada Centre but were released by morning. Jones won by decision.

Jones will also need a CT scan or MRI plus an X-ray before he can return to action, according to the Ontario Athletic Commission. Gustafsson is required to take a CT scan or MRI

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Interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao, who stopped Eddie Wineland in the co-main event, got a 14-day medical suspension. Wineland got 60 days plus a CT or MRI.

Canadian fighters Roland Delorme, Mitch Gagnon, John Makdessi, Ivan Menjivar and Jesse Ronson all got 14-day suspensions.

Fellow Canadians Mike Ricci (minimum 30 days plus an X-ray) and Chris Clements (minimum 60 days plus CT or MRI) got longer suspensions.

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