UFC Vegas 45 medical suspensions: Six fighters tagged with potential six-month sits


Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) handed out medical suspensions on how Herbert the Pervert is handing candy to the children of Quahog. Six fighters were beaten with a potential six-month ban after the dust settled at UFC Vegas 45 in Las Vegas last weekend, with Cub Swanson and Justin Tafa topping the list of mandatory time outs.

That’s not all.

Here are the rest of the UFC Vegas 45 injuries and media bans from the folks at MixedMartialArts.com, helpfully compiled by MMA Fighting:

Chris Daukaus: suspended until February 17th without contact until February 2nd because of crack repair on the nose.
Stephen Thompson: suspended until February 2nd without contact until January 18th due to cuts on the right eyelid.
Amanda Lemos: blocked until January 18th without contact until January 9th due to hard fight.
Angela Hill: suspended until January 18th without contact until January 9th.
Raphael Assuncao: MRI of left knee required, if positive, orthopedic doctor’s approval or no competition held by June 17th. Exposed until at least February 2nd, without contact until January 18th.
Diego Ferreira: suspended until January 18th without contact until January 9th.
Cub Swanson: requires X-raying of the right hand long finger, if the result is positive, the approval by the orthopedic surgeon must be available or no competition by June 17th.
Darren Elkins: suspended until February 2nd without contact until January 18th due to cuts under the right eye.
Justin Tafa: requires x-rayed right thumb and left long finger, if the result is positive, approval by the orthopedic surgeon must be available or no competition by June 17th.
Harry Hunsucker: MRI of left knee required, if positive, orthopedic doctor’s approval or no competition held by June 17th. Exposed until at least February 17th, without contact until February 2nd.
Sijara Eubanks: closed until January 18th without contact until January 9th
Melissa Gatto: closed until January 9th without contact until January 2nd due to cuts under the left eye.
Charles Jourdain: suspended until January 9th, without contact until January 2nd.
André Ewell: closed until February 17th without contact until February 2nd due to cuts on the right upper jaw.
Don’tale Mayes: MRI of the left knee required, if the result is positive, the approval of the orthopedic surgeon must be available or no competition by June 17th.
Josh Pariser: banned until February 2nd without contact until January 18th due to cuts on the left eyebrow.
Jordan Leavitt: X-ray of the right ankle required, if the result is positive, approval by the orthopedic surgeon must be available or no competition must be held by June 17th. No contact until January 18th.

Just a quick reminder: fighters often return much quicker if doctors give them the green light. The lengthy bans are, in most cases, just a precautionary measure. In addition, not all injuries are recorded at follow-up and often show up in follow-up exams.

For the full UFC Vegas 45 results and play-by-play, click here.



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