UFC 216 Medical Suspensions: Ray Borg, 5 Others Face 6 Months On the Shelf

By: Jordan Breen
Oct 9, 2017


After his unsuccessful Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title bid, Ray Borg is facing six months on the shelf.

Monday, the Nevada Athletic Commission released its list of medical suspensions following this past Saturday night’s UFC 216 card, which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main event saw Tony Ferguson claim the UFC interim lightweight championship with a third-round triangle choke of Kevin Lee, while in the co-headliner, the aforementioned Borg was vanquished by 125-pound kingpin and pound-for-pound king Demetrious Johnson, courtesy of an instantly classic slam-into-armbar combination.

Borg’s arm is not the issue, however. Rather, “The Tazmexican Devil” is looking at a potential 180-day suspension as a result of a potentially broken ring finger on his right hand unless cleared by an orthopaedic doctor.

Also facing potential six-month layoffs, pending medical clearance, are Marco Beltran (left thumb), Poliana Botelho (right elbow and thumb), Evan Dunham (blurred vision), Thales Leites (right orbital bone) and Matt Schnell (right forearm).

UFC 216 “Ferguson vs. Lee” Medical Suspensions:

Marco Beltran: Needs left thumb X-rayed and cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until April 6; if cleared, suspension runs to Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.

Magomed Bibulatov: Suspended until Nov. 22 with no contact until Nov. 7.

Mara Romero Borella: Must repeat MRI of brain in six months, due April 7.

Ray Borg: Must have fourth right finger cleared by orthopedic doctor or will be suspended until April 6; if cleared, suspension runs to Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.

Poliana Botelho: Needs right elbow and right thumb cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until April 6; if cleared, suspension runs to Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.

Evan Dunham: Needs ophthalmologist clearance on blurred vision or no contact until Dec. 7, if cleared, no contact until Nov. 22.

Tom Duquesnoy: Suspended until Nov. 22 with no contact until Nov. 7.

Tony Ferguson: Suspended until Oct. 29 for possible left eye corneal abrasion.

Pearl Gonzalez: Suspended until Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.

Bobby Green: Suspended until Nov. 22 with no contact until Nov. 7.

Kevin Lee: Suspended until Nov. 7.

Thales Leites: Needs possible right orbital fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until April 6; if cleared, suspension runs to Nov. 22 with no contact until Nov. 7.

Matt Schnell: Needs right forearm X-rayed; if broken, needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until April 6.

Cody Stamann: Suspended until Nov. 7 with no contact until Oct. 29.

Lando Vannata: Suspended until Dec. 7 with no contact until Nov. 22.

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