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UFC 244 medical suspensions: Diaz, Gillespie get lengthy terms

Nate Diaz and Gregor Gillespie won’t be getting back in the Octagon any time soon.

UFC 244 featured a bevy of violence in the cage, and the medical suspensions issued by the New York State Athletic Commission reflected that to a degree. While most commissions will issue 180-day terms for fighters that suffer major injuries, New York limits them to 90. And five fighters were issued 90 day terms, including headliner Nate Diaz and main card fighter Gregor Gillespie.

Diaz was stopped by a doctor following the third round of his fight with Jorge Masvidal due to major cuts above and below his eye. Gillespie was badly knocked out by a Kevin Lee head kick and was unconscious for an extended period of time. Hence the three months.

Here’s a look at all of the suspensions coming out of the card (via MMA Fighting):

Jorge Masvidal — 30 days

Nate Diaz — 90 days

Darren Till — 30 days

Kelvin Gastelum — 30 days

Stephen Thompson — 30 days

Vicente Luque — 60 days

Derrick Lewis — 30 days

Blagoy Ivanov — 60 days

Kevin Lee — 30 days

Gregor Gillespie — 90 days

Corey Anderson — 7 day rest period

Johnny Walker ­— 45 days

Shane Burgos — 45 days

Makwan Amirkhani — 90 days

Edmen Shahbazyan — 7 day rest period

Brad Tavares — 90 days

Jairzinho Rozenstruik — 7 day rest period

Andrei Arlovski — 90 days

Katlyn Chookagian — 7 day rest period

Jennifer Maia — 7 day rest period

Lyman Good — 30 days

Chance Rencuontre — 90 days

Hakeem Dawodu ­— 7 day rest period

Julio Arce — 7 day rest period