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UFC 213 medical suspensions: Robert Whittaker, Anthony Pettis potentially out six months

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Newly crowned UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker headlined a list of four fighters to receive potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 213, according to information released Wednesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Whittaker overcame an early knee injury to rally back and defeat Romero via unanimous decision in the night’s championship main event. As a result, Whittaker will be forced to sit out a minimum of six months or seek orthopedic clearance on his left knee if he wishes to come back sooner, per NAC officials.

The three other fighters who received similar potential six-month suspensions were: Curtis Blaydes (right tibia/fibula and left chest rib series), Anthony Pettis (right hand), and Travis Browne (left foot).

UFC 213 took place July 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

A complete list of UFC 213’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Robert Whittaker: Requires MRI of left knee, if positive then must have clearance by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 01/04/18; minimum suspension until 08/08, no contact until 07/30
  • Curtis Blaydes: Requires right tibia/fibula and left chest rib series x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 01/04/18; minimum suspension until 08/08, no contest until 07/30
  • Anthony Pettis: Requires right hand x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Travis Browne: Requires left foot x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • James Bochnovic: Suspended until 09/07, no contact until 08/23
  • Yoel Romero: Requires left eyebrow and right scalp lacerations cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Fabricio Werdum: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Jim Miller: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Brian Camozzi: Suspend until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Thiago Santos: Requires laceration above right eye cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Jordan Mein: Requires laceration above left eye cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Daniel Omielanczuk: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30
  • Alexey Oleinik: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30
  • Gerald Meerschaert: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30
  • Belal Muhammad: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30
  • Douglas Silva De Andrade: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

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