UFC 170: MacDonald, Whittaker And Thompson Face Possible Six-Month Medical Suspensions

 

The list of medical suspensions from UFC 170 were released earlier today from the Nevada State Athletic Commission who oversaw the event, which took place in the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson could potentially be out of action for a while, despite both picking up wins on Saturday night and looking relatively unhurt after their fights.

MacDonald managed to get back in the win column with his unanimous decision over Demian Maia, but “Aries” could be out for up to 180 days with an ankle injury and will have to be cleared by his doctor before he can return.

Thompson picked up his third straight win at the event with his first round knockout over Robert Whittaker, however, “Wonderboy” could be out of action for 180 days unless he is given the all clear from his doctor.

Thompson’s opponent, Whittaker, will also be out of action for a while after suffering the first knockout loss of his fifteen-fight career. The 23-year old received a suspension of 30 days, with a 21 day mandatory suspension and additionally, the Australian will have to have his forearm cleared by his doctor to prevent him being out of action for 180 days.

In all, 12 fighters who competed on Saturday received medical suspensions. The full list of UFC 170 medical suspension list is as followed:

Sara McMann: suspended 30 days; 21 days no contact

Patrick Cummins: suspended 45 days; 30 days no contact

Rory MacDonald: suspended 30 days; 21 days no contact – must have right ankle cleared by doctor or no contest for 180 days

Demian Maia: suspended 45 days; 30 days no contact

T.J. Waldburger: suspended 45 days; 30 days no contact

Stephen Thompson: must have right hand cleared by doctor or no contest for 180 days

Robert Whittaker: suspended 30 days; 21 days no contact – must have left forearm cleared by doctor or no contest for 180 days

Raphael Assuncao: suspended 30 days; 21 days no contact – must have left ribs cleared by doctor or no contest for 180 days

Pedro Munhoz: suspended 30 days; 21 days no contact

Aljamain Sterling: must have MRI of head within seven days

Cody Gibson: must have right hand cleared by doctor or no contest for 180 days

Rafaello Oliveira: suspended 45 days; 30 days no contact due to contusion under right eye



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