The UFC 189 medical suspensions resport has now been released and shows a number of fighters potentially facing up to six months on the sidelines as a result of the damage they took on Saturday night.
That includes defeated main event fighter Chad Mendes who’s believed to have broken his right thumb in the first round during his fight with Conor McGregor.
As you might expect, after a brutal fight, Rory MacDonald will be sitting out for the next 185 days due to both a badly broken nose and a broken foot. His opponent Robbie Lawler on the other hand only requires 47 days out due to that nasty sliced lip he was sporting in the later rounds of their ‘Fight Of The Night’ encounter.
Jeremy Stephens also receives a six month suspension for a suspected orbital bone fracture and another main card winner on the night, Thomas Almeida has been handed down the same length of time out for a broken nose.
Rounding off the longest suspensions, Time Means has a broken finger, Henry Birones a broken toe, and Cody Pfister a damaged knee, so they also take a 185 day time out, though as in all the cases mentioned above they can be cleared earlier by a qualified doctor.
See all the UFC 189 medical suspensions below.
Conor McGregor suspended 45 days for right eyebrow cut.
Chad Mendes must have right thumb cleared by doctor or suspended for 185 days; minimum 24-day suspension.
Rory MacDonald must have fractured nose and foot cleared by doctor or suspended for 185 days; minimum 62-day suspension.
Robbie Lawler suspended 47 days for lip laceration.
Jeremy Stephens must have CT scan to rule out orbital fracture or suspended for 185 days; minimum 47-day suspension.
Dennis Bermudez suspended 58 days for sinus injury and lip laceration.
Brandon Thatch suspended 62 days for precautionary reasons
Thomas Almeida must have nose injury cleared by doctor or suspended for 185 days; minimum 47-day suspension for lacerations.
Brad Pickett suspended 47 days for precautionary reasons.
Tim Means must have finger injury cleared by doctor or suspended for 185 days; minimum 47-day suspension.
Mike Swick suspended 47 days for chin laceration.
Henry Birones must have toe injury cleared by doctor or suspended for 185 days; minimum 47-day suspension.
Neil Seery suspended 47 days for eye laceration.
Cody Pfister must have knee injury cleared by doctor or suspended for 185 days; minimum 47 day suspension.
Yosdenis Cedeno suspended 185 days unless groin injury cleared by doctor.