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UFC Fight Night 82 medical suspensions: Stephen Thompson lands potential six-month suspension

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Stephen Thompson highlighted a list of six fighters to be handed six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night 82, according to information released Monday to MMA Fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Thompson put on the performance of a lifetime on Saturday night, battering Johny Hendricks before knocking out the former UFC welterweight champion midway through the first round of their main event fight. Thompson will now be required to receive doctor’s clearance on his right ankle or be forced to sit on the sidelines until Aug. 7.

Five other fighters were handed similarly lengthy medical sentences: Jared Rosholt (left ankle), Rafael Cavalcante (right eye), Ovince St. Preux (right ankle), Josh Burkman (right shoulder), and Diego Rivas (both knees).

UFC Fight Night 82 took place Feb. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The main card aired live on FOX Sports 1.

The complete list of UFC Fight Night 82’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

Stephen Thompson: Requires x-ray on right ankle, if positive then needs clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 03/08, no contact until 02/28
Jared Rosholt: Requires x-ray on left ankle, if positive then needs clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 03/08, no contact until 02/28
Rafael Cavalcante: Requires right eye cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 03/23, no contact until 03/08
Ovince St. Preux: Requires x-ray on right ankle, if positive then needs clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 03/08, no contact until 02/28
Josh Burkman: Requires MRI on right shoulder and clearance by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 02/28, no contact until 02/21
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