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UFC 212 medical suspensions: Max Holloway, Jose Aldo avoid lengthy layoffs

MMA: UFC 212-Aldo vs Hollway Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 212 medical suspensions for those athletes competing at the “Aldo vs. Holloway” pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (June 3, 2017) from inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were released on Monday by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA).

The two men who competed in the main event, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway, have been given the green light to return to action sooner than later, which is good news for “Scarface,” who is eager to get back on the horse after losing his Featherweight title to “Blessed” via third round technical knockout.

Meanwhile, leading the list of mandatory timeouts are Johnny Eduardo, who somehow fractured his foot while getting murked by Matthew Lopez (watch highlights), and Jim Wallhead, who injured his eye before tapping to a Luan Chagas rear-naked choke (watch highlights). Both mean will have to wait at least six months before returning to the Octagon unless a physician clears them to return to competition sooner.

Check out the full list of medical suspensions from UFC 212 (via MMA Weekly):

UFC 212 Medical Suspensions

Jose Aldo 45 30
Max Holloway 14 7
Claudia Gadelha 14 7
Karolina Kowalkiewicz 14 7
Vitor Belfort 21 14
Nate Marquardt 14 7
Paulo Borrachinha 14 7
Oluwale Bamgbose 45 30
Yancy Medeiros 14 7
Erick Silva 45 30
Raphael Assuncao 14 7
Marlon Moraes 14 7
Antonio Carlos Junior 14 7
Eric Spicely 14 7
Matthew Lopez 14 7
Johnny Eduardo 180 N/A
Brian Kelleher 14 7
Iuri Alcantara 14 7
Viviane Pereira 14 7
Jamie Moyle 45 30
Luan Chagas 14 7
Jim Wallhead 180 (Minimum 45) 30
Deiveson Figueiredo 14 7
Marco Beltran 45 30

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 212 weekend festivities click here.

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