Three fighters from last weekend’s UFC 254 card in Abu Dhabi have been issued with medical suspensions for injuries suffered during their bouts.
As noted yesterday, the broken arm that Jared Cannonier suffered as a result of blocking Robert Whittakers’s very first kick in their co-main event bout on ‘Fight Island’ left him with a broken left wrist — an injury for which he has been issued with a six month medical suspension. He will be cleared to fight once signed off on by a medical professional.
England’s Nathaniel Wood will also be on the sidelines for a period of 180 days after injuring his right hand in his close defeat against Casey Kenney, while Georgian flyweight Liana Jojua was also handed a six month suspension due to the large gash she received on the bridge of her nose in her fight with Miranda Maverick — an injury which caused the stoppage of the fight.
The full list of UFC 254 medical suspensions is:
Jared Cannonier: Suspended 180 days – with 30 days mandatory, with 21 days no contact – until left wrist cleared.
Walt Harris: Suspended 30 days, with 21 days no contact, following TKO.
Jacob Malkoun: Suspended 60 days, with 45 days no contact, following knockout.
Ion Cutelaba: Suspended 45 days, with 30 days no contact, following knockout.
Stefan Struve: Suspended 45 days, with 30 days no contact, following knockout.
Casey Kenney: Suspended 30 days, with 21 days no contact.
Nathaniel Wood: Suspended 180 days – with 30 days mandatory, with 21 days no contact – until right hand cleared.
Sam Alvey: Suspended 30 days, with 21 days no contact.
Liana Jojua: Suspended 180 days – with 60 days mandatory, with 45 days no contact – until cleared by ENT.