UFC on FX 6 medicals: Mendes, Palhares among those out up to six months

Matt Roberts

It seems there were a few injuries on the UFC on FX 6 card in Australia this past weekend. No less than seven fighters were handed long suspensions for suspected injuries, though they can all be released early by a doctor. Main card fighters Robert Whittaker and Rousimar Palhares, and preliminary fighters Chad Mendes, Joey Beltran, Mike Pierce, Brendan Loughnane, and Mike Wilkinson could all be out for six months.

Every fighter received a minimum 21-day suspension. Here's a look at the details for the longer suspensions:

Robert Whittaker: suspended six months due to a right-hand injury, though a doctor can clear him early
Rousimar Palhares: suspended six months due to a right-foot injury, though an orthopedic doctor can clear him early
Chad Mendes: suspended six months due to a left-foot injury, though a doctor can clear him early
Joey Beltran: suspended six months due to a right-hand injury, though a doctor can clear him early
Mike Pierce: suspended six months due to facial injuries, though a maxillofacial surgeon can clear him early; regardless, suspended for 30 days for precautionary reasons
Brendan Loughnane: suspended six months due to a left-foot injury, though a doctor can clear him early
Mike Wilkinson: suspended six months due to a jaw injury, though a doctor can clear him early


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