New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) issued its list of injuries and medical suspensions on Wednesday for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who participated in UFC 208, which took place last Saturday night (Feb. 11, 2017) inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Not surprisingly, lightweight standout Dustin Poirier will be riding the pine until further notice, thanks to damage incurred during his curtain-jerker against Jim Miller in “The Empire State” (see it again here).
“The Diamond” insists he’s fine.
The rest of the participating fighters, including featherweight headliners Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie (that fight here), were slapped with the usual timeouts, ranging from seven days to 45 days.
Complete UFC 208 medical suspensions, courtesy of MMA Junkie, below:
Germaine de Randamie: suspended a minimum 30 days pending commission clearance
Holly Holm: suspended a minimum 45 days pending commission clearance
Anderson Silva: suspended 30 days
Derek Brunson: suspended 7 days
Ronaldo Souza: suspended 7 days
Tim Boetsch: suspended 7 days
Glover Teixeira: suspended 7 days
Jared Cannonier: suspended 7 days
Dustin Poirier: suspended indefinitely pending commission clearance
Jim Miller: suspended a minimum 30 days pending commission clearance
Randy Brown: suspended 7 days
Belal Muhammad: suspended 7 days
Wilson Reis: suspended 7 days
Ulka Sasaki: suspended 7 days
Nik Lentz: suspended a minimum 30 days pending commission clearance
Islam Makhachev: suspended a minimum 30 days pending commission clearance
Ryan LaFlare: suspended 30 days
Roan Carneiro: suspended a minimum 30 days pending commission clearance
Rick Glenn: suspended a minimum of 45 days pending commission clearance
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 UFC 208 weekend festivities click here.