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UFC Fight Night 80, TUF Finale injuries and medical suspensions: Rose Namajunas, Tony Ferguson facing six-month sits

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It was a wild and crazy 72 hours for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

The world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization held three separate events beginning with UFC Fight Night 80 on Thurs., Dec. 10, 2015, then continued with The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale on Friday (Dec. 11), before culminating with UFC 194 on Saturday (Dec. 12).

Naturally, with so many fights going down, there were bound to be some bumps and bruises along the way.

After her win over Paige VanZant in the main event of UFC Fight Night 80 (see it here), Rose Namajunas was handed a six-month sit for an injury to her left hand. Sergio Moraes was also medically suspended for the same amount of time for a similar injury.

Have a look at the rest of the suspensions courtesy of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (via MMA Junkie):

Rose Namajunas: suspended 180 days unless doctor clears left hand
Paige VanZant: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
Michael Chiesa: suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons
Jim Miller: suspended 30 days with no contact for 14 days for precautionary reasons
Cody Pfister: suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons
Elias Theodorou: suspended 180 days unless doctor clears right hand; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
John Howard: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
Sergio Moraes: suspended 180 days unless doctor clears left hand; regardless, suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Omari Akhmedov: suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Kevin Casey: suspended 180 days unless eye cleared by ophthalmologist
Johnny Eduardo: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
Aljamain Sterling: must have MRI by doctor within 7 days
Andreas Stal: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
Emily Kagan: suspended 180 days unless doctor clears left knee; regardless, suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days

Now on to the TUF 22 Finale sits:

Chad Mendes: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
Tony Ferguson: suspended 180 days unless cleared by CT scan of head; regardless, suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
Edson Barboza: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for lacerations on forehead
Evan Dunham: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for laceration over right eyebrow
Joe Lauzon: suspended 30 days with no contract for 21 days for precautionary reasons
Jason Knight: suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days for laceration on left cheek
Tatsuya Kawajiri: suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons
Konstantin Erokhin: suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for left thumb injury
Mike Pierce: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
Ryan LaFlare: suspended 180 days unless right hand cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Joey Sanchez: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for lacerations under right eye and over left eyebrow
Chris Gruetzemacher: suspended 180 days unless left and right forearms cleared by doctor; regardless, suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Abner Lloveras: suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days for laceration over right eye lid

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

For a complete wrap up of all the TUF 22 Finale and UFC Fight Night 80 festivities click here and here.

And to see a full list of UFC 194 medical suspensions click here.

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