UFC 226 medical suspensions: Daniel Cormier, Paul Felder, Paulo Costa get potential six-month suspensions

Paulo Costa defeated Uriah Hall at UFC 226.

A trio of high-profile fighters, including two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier, were issued potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 226, according to information the Nevada Athletic Commission released to MMA Fighting on Monday.

Cormier (right hand) was joined by fellow main card fighters Paul Felder (broken right ulnar) and Paulo Costa (left ankle and foot) atop the event’s finalized medical suspension report. As a result of potential damage sustained in the contest, all three fighters will be forced to seek doctor’s clearance on their respective potential injuries or sit out 180 days before returning to active competition, per commission officials. Notably, Cormier said on The MMA Hour on Monday that he’s expecting to be fully healed in “about two months.”

UFC 226 took place July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

A complete list of UFC 226’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Daniel Cormier: Must have right hand x-rayed, if positive then must seek orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 01/04/19; minimum suspension of no contest until 08/07, no contact until 07/29
  • Paul Felder: Must have broken right ulnar cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 01/04/19; minimum suspension of no contest until 09/06, no contact until 08/22 due to facial/scalp lacerations
  • Paulo Costa: Must have left ankle and foot x-rayed, if positive then must seek orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 01/04/19; minimum suspension of no contest until 08/07, no contact until 07/29
  • Stipe Miocic: Suspended until 09/06, no contact until 08/22
  • Gokhan Saki: Suspended until 09/06, no contact until 08/22
  • Uriah Hall: Suspended until 09/06, no contact until 08/22 due to right hand tenderness and laceration under left eye
  • Gilbert Burns: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07 due to laceration
  • Derrick Lewis: Suspended until 08/07, no contact until 07/29 due to acute back spasm
  • Mike Perry: Suspended until 08/07, no contact until 07/29 due to nasal laceration
  • Anthony Pettis: Suspended until 08/07, no contact until 07/29 due to lower lip laceration
  • Rob Font: Suspended until 08/07, no contact until 07/29
  • Lando Vannata: Suspended until 08/07, no contact until 07/29 due to left ankle tenderness and three facial lacerations
  • Curtis Millender: Suspend until 08/07, no contact until 07/29
  • Max Griffin: Suspended until 08/07, no contact until 07/29
  • Emily Whitmire: Suspended until 08/07, no contact until 07/29/18 due to laceration

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