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UFC 224 medical suspensions: Some of this doesn’t make sense

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When you see a lot of long medical suspensions, that usually means that a UFC event had a lot of hurt fighters in the Octagon. Your average event in the United States will see a few 180-day suspensions and at least a few calls for x-rays. Brazil? Not so much.

CABMMA oversaw UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, and despite witnessing more than one fighter suffer debilitating injuries during the fight, it didn’t seem to trouble the people handling the medicals too much. In fact, only two fighters – both Brazilian and both in the top two fights on the card – received 180-day suspensions and notice for x-rays. Amanda Nunes has to get her foot checked out, and so does Ronaldo Souza.

So that begs the question – did anyone really look at Raquel Pennington’s leg? She felt like she broke it early in the fight with Nunes, and she called the Brazilian medical treatment for it “terrible”, electing to return to the US earlier than anticipated to get it looked at. And what about Jack Hermansson, who was in outrageous pain from an apparent rib break during his fight with Thales Leites. He got a paltry 14-day suspension and no mention of an injury at all.

Go CABMMA I guess. Here’s a full list of the suspensions, via MMA Fighting:

Amanda Nunes: Suspended 180 days, requires x-ray of right foot; if cleared then 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact

Ronaldo Souza: Suspended 180 days, requires x-ray of right foot; if cleared then 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact

Raquel Pennington: Suspended 60 days no contest, 45 days no contact pending clearance from maxillofacial surgeon

Brian Kelleher: Suspended 60 days no contest, 45 days no contact

Vitor Belfort: Suspended 60 days no contest, 45 days no contact

Sean Strickland: Suspended 60 days no contest, 45 days no contact

Sultan Aliev: Suspended 60 days no contest, 45 days no contact pending clearance from maxillofacial surgeon

Thales Leites: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact

Alberto Mina: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact

Kelvin Gastelum: Suspended 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact

Aleksei Oleinik: Suspended 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact

Mackenzie Dern: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Amanda Cooper: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

John Lineker: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Lyoto Machida: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Cezar Ferreira: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Karl Roberson: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Junior Albini: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Davi Ramos: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Nick Hein: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Warley Alves: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Jack Hermansson: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Ramazan Emeev: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

Markus Perez: Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact

James Bochnovic : Suspended 14 days no contest, 7 days no contact


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