UFC 217 Medical Suspensions: Georges St. Pierre, Stephen Thompson Get 45-Day Layoffs

By: Tristen Critchfield
Nov 8, 2017

Georges St. Pierre and Stephen Thompson are both facing potential 45-day layoffs following UFC 217.

The New York State Athletic Commission released a list of medical suspensions from the event on Wednesday. UFC 217 took place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 4 and saw St. Pierre submit Michael Bisping in the third round to claim the middleweight title. Bisping, who cut St. Pierre with elbows from his back after being taken down in round three, was handed a 30-day sit by the NYSAC.

Meanwhile, Thompson defeated Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision in a featured welterweight bout. “Wonderboy” was rumored for a matchup with Darren Till early next year, but the South Carolina native hurt both thumbs against Masvidal and must see a doctor to determine the extent of the injury. Masvidal received a mandatory seven-day medical suspension.

The longest suspensions on the card were given to Alexey Oleynik and Aiemann Zahabi, who both received 90-day layoffs. Oleynik lost to Curtis Blaydes via second-round doctor stoppage in a heavyweight bout, while Zahabi fell victim to a spinning back elbow from Ricardo Lucas Ramos in the third round of their bantamweight duel.

The NYSAC does not reveal the exact nature of the medical suspensions due to medical privacy laws.

UFC 217 Medical Suspensions:

Georges St. Pierre: suspended 45 days

Michael Bisping: suspended 30 days

T.J. Dillashaw: suspended 7 days

Cody Garbrandt: suspended 30 days

Rose Namajunas: suspended 7 days

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: suspended 30 days

Stephen Thompson: suspended 45 days

Jorge Masvidal: suspended 7 days

Paulo Henrique Costa: suspended 30 days

Johny Hendricks: suspended 30 days

James Vick: suspended 7 days

Joseph Duffy: suspended 30 days

Walt Harris: suspended 7 days

Mark Godbeer: suspended 30 days

Ovince St. Preux: suspended 7 days

Corey Anderson: suspended 60 days

Randy Brown: suspended 7 days

Mickey Gall: suspended 45 days

Curtis Blaydes: suspended 7 days

Alexey Oleynik: suspended 90 days

Ricardo Lucas Ramos: suspended 7 days

Aiemann Zahabi: suspended 90 days

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