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Gaethje, Whittaker among ten fighters to receive long medical suspensions from TUF Finale, UFC 213

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A lot of fighters received potentially long medical suspensions as a result of their UFC bouts last weekend.

MMA: The Ultimate Fighter-Johnson vs Gaethje Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

While last Friday’s TUF 25 Finale didn’t seem overly violent for most of the card, the main event lightweight slobberknocker between debuting Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson sure made up for that. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of them earned a potentially long medical suspension, but it is a bit of a curveball that it’s Gaethje, not Johnson.

Moving onto the next night at UFC 213? Well that had a little more action. Once again though, a few of the winners (namely new interim UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker) were handed long suspensions as well.

A total of ten fighters from the cards were given potential six-month medical suspensions due to a potential injury. It should be noted that all of these fighters can be cleared by a doctor early though, so take these with a grain of salt.

Here’s the full rundown.

TUF 25 Finale

Justin Gaethje: Requires ophthalmologist clearance or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 09/06, no contact until 08/22Drakkar Klose: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of right foot or no contest until 01/03

Jared Cannonier: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of right hand or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 08/22, no contact until 08/07Nick Roehrick: Requires CT scan of facial bones or no contest until 01/03/2018; minimum suspension until 09/06, no contact until 08/22

Tom Gallicchio: Requires left orbital fracture cleared by opthalmologist or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 09/06, no contact until 08/22Ed Herman: Requires orthopedic clearance of right knee or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 08/07, no contact until 07/29

C.B. Dollaway: Suspended until 09/06, no contact until 08/22Michael Johnson: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07

Dhiego Lima: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07 due to laceration under right eye and lateral scratch to left eyeJuliana Lima: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07

UFC 213

Robert Whittaker: Requires MRI of left knee, if positive then must have clearance by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Curtis Blaydes: Requires right tibia/fibula and left chest rib series x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/08, no contest until 07/30Anthony Pettis: Requires right hand x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Travis Browne: Requires left foot x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/23, no contact until 08/08James Bochnovic: Suspended until 09/07, no contact until 08/23

Yoel Romero: Requires left eyebrow and right scalp lacerations cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08Fabricio Werdum: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Jim Miller: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08Brian Camozzi: Suspend until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Thiago Santos: Requires laceration above right eye cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08Jordan Mein: Requires laceration above left eye cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Daniel Omielanczuk: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30Alexey Oleinik: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Gerald Meerschaert: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30Belal Muhammad: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Douglas Silva de Andrade: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30