UFC 222 Medical Suspensions: Sean O’Malley Among Six Fighters Facing 6-Month Layoff

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 5, 2018


Rising bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley had the most visible injury of anyone on the UFC 222 card, so it’s no surprise that he is facing a lengthy medical suspension.

The MMA Lab product earned a unanimous decision over Andre Soukhamthath in a featured bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, but he was clearly hobbled by a leg injury in the third stanza, so much so that he did his post-fight interview on his back in the Octagon. O’Malley must have his right foot and ankle cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he will be suspended until Aug. 31. At a minimum, “Sugar” Sean is out until April 3 with no contact until March 25.

The Nevada Athletic Commission released a full list of medical suspensions from the event on Monday.

Five other fighters from the card are also looking at potential six-month layoffs pending doctor clearance: Cat Zingano (left ankle), C.B. Dollaway (left ankle), Hector Lombard (right foot), Bryan Caraway (left foot, right wrist), Adam Milstead (left foot).

UFC 222 Medical Suspensions:

Yana Kunitskaya: Suspended until April 3 with no contact until March 25.

Frankie Edgar: Suspended until April 18 with no contact until April 3.

Sean O'Malley: needs right foot and ankle cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until April 3 with no contact until March 25.

Andre Soukhamthath: Suspended until April 3 with no contact until March 25.

Stefan Struve: Suspended until April 3 with no contact until March 25.

Cat Zingano: needs left ankle X-rayed, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until April 3 with no contact until March 25.

Ashley Yoder: Suspended until April 18 with no contact until April 3 for right eyebrow laceration.

Beneil Dariush: Suspended until April 18 with no contact until April 3.

John Dodson: Suspended until March 25 with no contact until March 18 for nasal bruising.

C.B. Dollaway: needs left ankle X-rayed, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until May 5 with no contact until April 18.

Hector Lombard: needs right foot X-rayed by Mar. 6, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31.

Mike Pyle: Suspended until April 18 with no contact until April 3.

Bryan Caraway: needs left foot and right wrist X-rayed, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until April 3 with no contact until Mar. 25 for nose laceration.

Cody Stamann: Suspended until April 3 with no contact until March 25 for left eyelid laceration.

Adam Milstead: needs left foot X-rayed by Mar. 6, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until April 3 with no contact until Mar. 25 for right eye laceration.

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