Jon Jones recently returned to championship status, winning the interim version of the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 197 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Having limped away from the Octagon and briefly used a wheelchair to get around, Jones didn’t escape the medically suspended list. He has to get his left foot x-rayed and cleared if he is to fight against prior to October.
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He’s likely better off than his opponent, however, as Ovince Saint Preux suffered a broken left ulna that he must get cleared by a doctor so that he can return to fighting. If he doesn’t, he could also be sidelined until October.
The Nevada Athletic Commission released the UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday. The event took place on Saturday, April 23, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux Medical Suspensions
Jon Jones: Must have left foot x-rayed. If positive, then he must get clearance from an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until Oct. 21.
Ovince Saint Preux: Must have broken left ulna cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until Oct. 21. Saint Preux faces a minimum suspension until June 8 with no contact prior to May 24.
Henry Cejudo: Suspended until June 8 with no contact prior to May 24.
Anthony Pettis: Suspended until May 24 with no contact prior to May 15 due to a right eyebrow cut.
Robert Whittaker: Must have right hand x-rayed. If positive, then he must get clearance from an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until Oct. 21. Whittaker faces a minimum suspension until May 24 with no contact ….View full article