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UFC on FOX 29 medical suspensions: Dustin Poirier gets potential six-month suspension

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UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier headlined a list of six fighters to be issued potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC on FOX 29. The Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission released the event’s finalized medical suspension report Thursday.

Dustin defeated former WSOF champion Justin Gaethje via fourth-round TKO in a Fight of the Year frontrunner in main event of UFC on FOX 29. As a result of potential damage sustained in the contest, Poirier will be forced to seek doctor’s clearance as well as get an MRI done on his knee or sit out 180 days before returning to active competition, per commission officials.

The five other fighters who received similar potential 180-day medical suspensions were Cortney Casey, Tim Boetsch, Ricky Rainey, John Moraga, and Lauren Mueller.

UFC on FOX 29 took place April 14 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The night’s main card aired live on FOX.

A complete list of UFC on FOX 29’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Dustin Poirier: Suspended 180 days pending MRI on knee and medical clearance; regardless faces minimum 45-day suspension
  • Cortney Casey: Suspended 180 days unless medically cleared; regardless faces minimum 30-day suspension
  • Tim Boetsch: Suspended 180 days unless medically cleared; regardless faces minimum 30-day suspension
  • Ricky Rainey: Suspended 180 days unless medically cleared; regardless faces minimum 45-day suspension
  • John Moraga: Suspended 180 days unless medically cleared; regardless faces minimum 30-day suspension
  • Lauren Mueller: Suspended 180 days unless medically cleared; regardless faces minimum 30-day suspension
  • Krzysztof Jotko: Suspended 60 days due to knockout, hard bout
  • Justin Gaethje: Suspended 45 days due to TKO
  • Alex Oliveira: Suspended 45 days
  • Carlos Condit: Suspended 45 days
  • Marvin Vettori: Suspended 45 days
  • Antonio Carlos Junior: Suspended 45 days due to hard bout
  • Brad Tavares: Suspended 45 days
  • Daniel Moret: Suspended 45 days due to knockout
  • Matthew Lopez: Suspended 45 days due to TKO
  • Luke Sanders: Suspended 45 days
  • Patrick Williams: Suspended 45 days
  • Dhiego Lima: Suspended 30 days due to a hard bout


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