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TUF 25 Finale medical suspensions: Justin Gaethje potentially out until 2018

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TUF 25 Finale medical suspensions: Justin Gaethje potentially out until 2018

Former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje headlined a list of six fighters to receive potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, according to information released Wednesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Fighting in his UFC debut, Gaethje defeated Johnson via second-round TKO in a grueling back-and-forth affair that became an instant contender for ‘Fight of the Year.’ As a result of his performance, Gaethje will be forced to sit out a minimum of six months or receive ophthalmologist clearance to come back sooner, according to NAC officials.

The five other fighters who received similar potential six-month suspensions were: Drakkar Klose (right foot), Jared Cannonier (right hand), Nick Roehrick (CT scan of facial bones), Tom Gallicchio (left orbital), and Ed Herman (right knee).

TUF 25 Finale took place July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The night’s main card aired live on FOX Sports 1.

A complete list of TUF 25 Finale’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Justin Gaethje: Requires ophthalmologist clearance or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 09/06, no contact until 08/22
  • Drakkar Klose: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of right foot or no contest until 01/03
  • Jared Cannonier: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of right hand or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 08/22, no contact until 08/07
  • Nick Roehrick: Requires CT scan of facial bones or no contest until 01/03/2018; minimum suspension until 09/06, no contact until 08/22
  • Tom Gallicchio: Requires left orbital fracture cleared by opthalmologist or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 09/06, no contact until 08/22
  • Ed Herman: Requires orthopedic clearance of right knee or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 08/07, no contact until 07/29
  • C.B. Dollaway: Suspended until 09/06, no contact until 08/22
  • Michael Johnson: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07
  • Dhiego Lima: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07 due to laceration under right eye and lateral scratch to left eye
  • Juliana Lima: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07

Source:: mma fighting