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Tyron Woodley given six month medical suspension after Colby Covington defeat

Tyron Woodley will be spending a decent period on the sideline as he looks to recover from the broken rib he suffered in his fight with Colby Covington.

By Oscar Willis - 22 Sep 2020

Tyron Woodley has been issued a medical suspension that will see him sidelined for nearly 180 days after his defeat to Colby Covington last weekend.

Woodley suffered a broken rib in the fifth round against his rival Covington which forced him to verbally tap and award Covington the win. Up to that point, Woodley had once again shown his recent reluctance to commit to strikes, and was facing a unanimous loss on the scorecards prior to the finish.

After the bout, ESPN shared an image of Woodley’s x-ray, which showed the severity of the break. Woodley then himself spoke to fans on Instagram live in visible pain, although he did respond to UFC president Dana White’s comments about retirement, saying he wouldn’t be walking away from the sport.

While Woodley has been told he’s out until March 19 of next year by the Nevada State Athletic Commision, he could return earlier than that should a doctor clear his rib injury prior to that date. His minimum suspension is until November 4 of this year.

The full medical suspensions from the NSAC are as follows:

Tyron Woodley must have left costochondral tear (ribs) cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 3/19/21. Minimum suspension until 11/4/20, no contact until 10/20/20

Niko Price must have right hand x-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 3/19/21. Minimum suspension until 11/4/20, no contact until 10/20/20

Gerald Meerschaert is suspended until 11/4/20, no contact until 10/20/20

Ryan Spann is suspended until 11/4/20, no contact until 10/20/20

Randa Markos must have left elbow cleared by doctor or no contest until 3/19/21. Minimum suspension until 10/20/20, no contact until 10/11/20

Kevin Holland must have left eyebrow laceration cleared by doctor or no contest until 10/20/20, no contact until 10/11/20

Jordan Espinosa suspended until 10/20/20, no contact until 10/11/20 due to left tibia contusion

David Dvorak suspended until 10/20/20, no contact until 10/11/20 due to right fight pain.

Sarah Alpar must have nasal fracture cleared by ENT or no contest until 3/19/21. Minimum suspension until 11/19/20, no contact until 11/4/20

Journey Newson suspended until 11/19/20, no contact until 11/4/20

Andre Ewell suspended until 10/20/20, no contact until 10/11/20 due to facial lacerations

Irwin Rivera suspended until 10/20/20, no contact until 10/11/20 due to facial abrasions.

Jerome Rivera suspended until 11/4/20, no contact until 10/20/20.

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