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UFC 213 medical suspensions: Robert Whittaker, Anthony Pettis facing potential six-month sits

UFC 213: Nunes vs Shevchenko Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

UFC 213 injuries and medical suspensions for those athletes competing at the “Romero vs. Whittaker” pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (July 8, 2017) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, were released on Wednesday by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Leading the list of mandatory timeouts is middleweight “Reaper” Robert Whittaker, who racked up several weeks of mandatory vacation after hurting his leg before (and during) his victory over Yoel Romero (highlights here).

In addition, Anthony Pettis could find himself riding the pine for the next six months after banging up his right hand in a three-round unanimous decision win over the venerable Jim Miller (watch it).

That's not all.

Full list of UFC 213 medical suspensions include:

Robert Whittaker: Requires MRI of left knee, if positive then must have clearance by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 01/04/18; minimum suspension until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Curtis Blaydes: Requires right tibia/fibula and left chest rib series x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 01/04/18; minimum suspension until 08/08, no contest until 07/30

Anthony Pettis: Requires right hand x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Travis Browne: Requires left foot x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

James Bochnovic: Suspended until 09/07, no contact until 08/23

Yoel Romero: Requires left eyebrow and right scalp lacerations cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Fabricio Werdum: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Jim Miller: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Brian Camozzi: Suspend until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Thiago Santos: Requires laceration above right eye cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Jordan Mein: Requires laceration above left eye cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Daniel Omielanczuk: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Alexey Oleinik: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30Gerald Meerschaert: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Belal Muhammad: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Douglas Silva De Andrade: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

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 213 weekend festivities click here.

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