His may have fought his final fight in the UFC’s Octagon but it doesn’t look like Anderson Silva will be competing anywhere else for a little while.
Silva was issued with a 180-day medical suspension due to a broken nose he suffered in his defeat by Uriah Hall at the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas on Saturday night, meaning he will be ineligible to fight until early next year — unless he gets cleared by a medical professional.
‘The Spider’, the former longtime middleweight champion, has suggested that he would be willing to continue his fight career outside of the UFC after Dana White drew a line through ever booking him to compete again in the cage.
Hall, too, faces 180-days on the sidelines or until he gets medically cleared for injuries to both hands and his right foot.
Bryce Mitchell, who beat Andre Fili by decision, is also looking at 180-days on the shelf until his left hand is cleared by an orthopaedic doctor.
Further medical suspensions from the event as compiled by mixedmartialarts.com can be seen below:
Maurice Greene: Suspended 45 days or until he receives MRI for cervical/spine as outpatient and clearance from neurosurgeon, ortho spine specialist or physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor. No contact for 30 days due to left eyebrow laceration.
Charles Ontiveros: Suspended 30 days and 21 days with no contact.
Bobby Green: Suspended 170 days or until left eye is cleared by an ophthalmologist. Also must have facial lacerations cleared by a doctor or no contest for 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Thiago Moises: Suspended 180 days or until right thumb is cleared by an orthopedic doctor.
Chris Gruetzemacher: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days due to right eyelid laceration.
Alexander Hernandez: Suspended 45 days or until cut on right index finger is cleared by a doctor.
Adrian Yanez: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to cut under right eye.
Jack Marshman: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to lacerations under both eyes.
Cole Williams: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days due to laceration above left eyebrow.
Justin Ledet: Suspended 45 days and 30 days with no contact.
Kevin Natividad: Suspended 60 days and 45 days with no contact.