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UFC 260 medical suspensions: Stipe Miocic gets 60 days after brutal KO

Stipe Miocic suffered a devastating knockout at UFC 260, but a number of other fighters face much longer times out on the sidelines.

UFC 260: Stipe Miocic v Francis Ngannou 2
Stipe Miocic was knocked out by Francis Ngannou in the main event of UFC 260.
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC 260 ended with a bang, with Francis Ngannou knocking out Stipe Miocic to claim the African continent’s third UFC title. The newly crowned heavyweight champion made typically short-work of Miocic and avenged his loss from their first fight, which happened back in 2018.

The KO was devastating with Miocic’s legs folding awkwardly beneath his slumping frame. Thankfully, it seems the former champ did not suffer an injury from the KO or the manner in which he fell. After being assessed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Miocic was handed just a 60 day medical suspension.

A number of other fighters on the card weren’t so lucky. A couple face lengthy times out on the sidelines, should follow-up x-rays or doctor appointments reveal sufficient damage.

Here’s a full breakdown of the suspensions. This information is made available via mixedmartialarts.com.

Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic by KO (punch), round 2 (0:52).

• Ngannou suspended until 04/27/21. No contact until 04/18/21.

• Miocic suspended until 05/27/21. No contact until 05/12/21.

Vicente Luque defeated Tyron Woodley by submission (d’arce choke), round 1 (3:56).

• Luque suspended until 04/18/21. No contact until 04/11/21.

• Woodley suspended until 05/12/21. No contact until 04/27/21.

Sean O’Malley defeated Thomas Almeida by KO (punch), round 3 (3:52).

• O’Malley suspended until 04/18/21. No contact until 04/11/21.

• Almeida suspended until 05/27/21. No contact until 05/12/21.

Miranda Maverick defeated Gillian Robertson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

• Robertson must have right hand x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopaedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/24/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/18/21, no contact until 04/18/21.

Jamie Mullarkey defeated Khama Worthy by KO (punches), round 1 (0:46).

• Mullarkey must have right hand/wrist x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopaedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/24/21.

• Worthy suspended until 05/12/21. No contact until 04/27/21.

Alonzo Menifield defeated Fabio Cherant by submission (Von Flue choke), round 1 (1:11).

• Cherat must have right ribs x-rayed, if positive then needs doctor clearance or no contest until 09/24/21; minimum suspension no contest or no contact until 04/27/21.

Abubakar Nurmagomedov defeated Jared Gooden by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

• Gooden suspended until 04/27/21. No contact until 04/18/21.

Michal Oleksiejczuk defeated Modestas Bukauskas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

• Bakauskas suspended until 04/27/21. No contact until 04/18/21.

Omar Morales defeated Shane Young by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

• Morales must have right tibia and right thumb x-rayed, if positive then needs doctor clearance or no contest until 09/24/21; minimum suspension no contest or no contact until 04/12/21.

• Young must have left tibia and fibula x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopaedic doctor clearance or no contest until 09/24/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/24/21 no contact until 04/18/21.

Marc-Andre Barriault defeated Abu Azaitar by TKO (punches), round 3 (4:56).

• Barriault suspended until 04/27/21. No contact until 04/18/21 for right eyebrow cut.

• Azaitar suspended until 05/27/21. No contact until 05/12/21.