‘TUF 25 Finale’ Medical Suspensions: Justin Gaethje Among Six Fighters Facing 6 Months

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jul 12, 2017


Justin Gaethje’s UFC debut was one to remember, but it could leave him sidelined until early next year.

The former WSOF lightweight champion is facing a six-month suspension following his win over Michael Johnson at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” Finale on July 7 in Las Vegas. Gaethje must receive ophthalmologist clearance or he will be suspended until Jan. 3. At a minimum, the Grudge Training Center product is out until Sept. 7 with no contact until Aug. 22.

Johnson, who succumbed to Gaethje’s relentless attack 4:48 into the second round of their headlining bout, is suspended until Aug. 22 with no contact before Aug. 7. The Nevada Athletic Commission released medical suspensions from the “TUF 25” finale on Wednesday.

Five others are also facing potential six-month suspensions: Drakkar Klose (right foot), Jared Cannonier (right hand), Nick Roehrick (facial bones), Tom Gallicchio (left orbital) and Ed Herman (right knee).

"The Ultimate Fighter 25" Finale Medical Suspensions:

Justin Gaethje: Must have ophthalmologist clearance or he is suspended until Jan. 3, 2018. He faces a minimum suspension until Sept. 7 with no contact before Aug. 22.

Michael Johnson: Suspended until Aug. 22 with no contact before Aug. 7.

Dhiego Lima: Suspended until Aug. 22 with no contact before Aug. 7 due to a laceration under his right eye and a lateral scratch to his left eye.

Drakkar Klose: Must have x-ray and orthopedic clearance of his right foot or he is suspended until Jan. 3, 2018.

Jared Cannonier: Must have x-ray and orthopedic clearance of right hand or he is suspended until Jan. 3, 2018. He faces a minimum suspension until Aug. 22 with no contact prior to Aug. 7.

Nick Roehrick: Must have a CT scan of his facial bones or he is suspended until Jan. 3, 2018. He faces a minimum suspension until Sept. 6 with no contact before Aug. 22.

Tom Gallicchio: Must have left orbital fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist or he is suspended until Jan. 3. He faces a minimum suspension until Sept. 6 with no contact before Aug. 22.

CB Dollaway: Suspended until Sept. 6 with no contact before Aug. 22.

Ed Herman: Must have orthopedic clearance of his right knee or he is suspended until Jan. 3, 2018. He faces a minimum suspension until Aug. 8 with no contact before July 29.

Juliana Lima: Suspended until Aug. 22 with no contact before Aug. 7.

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