UFC 249 Medical Suspensions: Eight Fighters Facing Potential 180-Day Terms

By: Tristen Critchfield
May 12, 2020


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Eight fighters from UFC 249 are looking at potential 180-day layoffs, but at the moment, Tony Ferguson isn’t one of them.

Ferguson took a hellacious beating at the hands of Justin Gaethje in Saturday’s headliner at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, eventually falling via technical knockout 3:39 into the fifth round. While “El Cucuy” reportedly suffered a broken orbital in the bout, thus far he has only received a 60-day medical suspension. However, that term could be longer pending further results, according to a full list of suspensions released by the Florida State Boxing Commission to Sherdog.com on Tuesday.

Gaethje, meanwhile, emerged from the card with a clean bill of health. The eight fighters who received 180-day suspensions can have those terms reduced once they are cleared by a physician. The FSBC did not reveal the specific nature of each medical suspension.

UFC 249 Medical Suspensions:

Tony Ferguson: Total suspension pending results; 60 days mandatory

Henry Cejudo: Suspended 45 days

Dominick Cruz: Suspended 45 days

Jairzinho Rozenstruik: Suspended 60 days

Jeremy Stephens: Suspended 60 days

Calvin Kattar: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 60 days mandatory

Yorgan De Castro: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 30 days mandatory

Anthony Pettis: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 30 days mandatory

Donald Cerrone: Suspended 30 days

Alexey Oleynik: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician

Fabricio Werdum: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician

Michelle Waterson: Suspended 30 days

Vicente Luque: Suspended 30 days

Niko Price: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 60 days mandatory

Charles Rosa: Suspended 30 days

Ryan Spann: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 30 days mandatory

Sam Alvey: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 30 days mandatory

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