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UFC 229 medical suspensions: Anthony Pettis, four others potentially out six months

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UFC 229 turned to be a violent night of fights and full of great action. Despite the controversial actions of a few people after the headliner was over, the card turned out to be one of the best of the year to date. And great fights usually means an injury or two. This is MMA after all.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the medical suspensions coming out of UFC 229 (via MMA Fighting), and five fighters are hurt enough that they need to be cleared by a doctor or they’ll be out for up to six months. Perhaps the least surprising person on the list is Anthony Pettis, who was forced to give up after round two of his epic fight with Tony Ferguson due to a broken hand (and some ridiculous cuts).

It should be noted that Derrick Lewis has been suspended until November 6th with no contact until October 28th despite the UFC wanting him to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 on November 3rd.

Also of note is the short suspension of Conor McGregor, who is also out until November 6th with no contact until October 28th.

Here’s the full list of suspensions from the event:

Anthony Pettis: Must have nasal fracture cleared by doctor or no contest until 04/05/19

Dominick Reyes: Must have left leg x-rayed, if positive then receive orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/05/19

Jalin Turner: Must have nasal fracture cleared by doctor or no contest until 04/05/19; minimum suspension of no contest until 12/06, no contact until 11/21

Scott Holtzman: Must have right hand and right foot x-rayed, if positive then must receive orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/05/19; minimum suspension of no contest until 11/21, no contact until 11/06 due to cut on left forehead

Alan Patrick: Must have left orbital blowout fracture cleared by ENT doctor or ophthalmologist or no contest until 04/05/19; minimum suspension of no contest until 12/06, no contact until 11/21

Ovince Saint Preux: Suspended until 12/06, no contact until 11/21

Alexander Volkov: Suspended until 12/06, no contact until 11/21

Tonya Evinger: Suspended until 11/21, no contact until 11/06

Gray Maynard: Suspended until 11/21, no contact until 11/06 due to cut on left eyebrow

Ryan LaFlare: Suspended until 11/21, no contact until 11/06 due to cut on left forehead

Conor McGregor: Suspended until 11/06, no contact until 10/28

Derrick Lewis: Suspended until 11/06, no contact until 10/28 due to tough fight

Vicente Luque: Suspended until 11/06, no contact until 10/28


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