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Midnight Mania! Brian Ortega possibly out six months from UFC 231 medical suspension

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UFC 231 medical suspensions are in, and in what should be no great surprise, a couple fighters got potentially lengthy ones. Brian Ortega, who took a record-breaking beatdown at the hands of Max Holloway, is suspended for 180 days or until medically cleared. Jimi Manuawa is suspended 60 days, and Alex Oliveira is suspended 30 days; both need medical clearance.

The full list of medical suspensions stemming from UFC 231, originally reported by, include:

Max Holloway: Suspended 30 days
Brian Ortega: Suspended 180 days or until medically cleared
Valentina Shevchenko: Suspended 30 days
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Suspended 30 days
Gunnar Nelson: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance
Alex Oliveira: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance
Hakeem Dawodu: Suspended 14 days
Kyle Bochniak: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance
Thiago “Marreta” Santos: Suspended 14 days
Jimi Manuwa: Suspended 60 days and needs medical clearance
Nina Ansaroff: Suspended 14 days and needs medical clearance
Claudia Gadelha: Suspended 14 days
Gilbert Burns: Suspended 14 days
Olivier Aubin-Mercier: Suspended 14 days
Jessica Eye: Suspended 30 days
Katlyn Chookagian: Suspended 30 days
Elias Theodorou: Suspended 30 days
Eryk Anders: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance
Brad Katona: Suspended 14 days
Matthew Lopez: Suspended 30 days
Dhiego Lima: Suspended 14 days
Chad Laprise: Suspended 180 days or until medically cleared
Diego Ferreira: Suspended 14 days
Kyle Nelson: Suspended 60 days
Aleksandar Rakic: Suspended 14 days
Devin Clark: Suspended 60 days and needs medical clearance


This meme by Ben Askren made me chuckle.

Elias Theodorou goin’ nowhere, goin’ nowhere ...

Katlyn Chookagian explains how you know who your true friends are:

Conor McGregor congratulates Max Holloway on his win.

Some McGregor tweets are much less coherent.

Johnny Walker is back in action against Justin Ledet, which sounds like a good slow build for the Brazilian.

Brian Ortega has nothing if not heart.

I love how Tony Ferguson put the same words in the caption of his Instagram post as were in the screencap. Also, this would be one insane fight, but I want to see Ferguson vs. Poirier first.

I would prefer Holloway stay at featherweight if he can, but I’ll watch him fight anywhere.

Gunnar Nelson is one cold fighter

Some photoshop work of the Blessed One, Max Holloway.

This is a great idea from Angela Hill.

It’s always interesting to see what weight fighters actually weigh when they step into the cage to face each other.

Ben Henderson tried out a new cup

Oh, that’s it then. No more scrutiny or criticism, the boss man said so. We will all shut up and accept his wise decision now.

Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Some really remarkable stuff went down this weekend.

Firstly, Vasyl Lomachenko is a god among boxers

Speaking of excellent boxing combinations...

Max Holloway is becoming a truly remarkable boxer in his own right

Sometimes things get wild

Rakic may be a hot prospect at 205 but he got wild and sloppy here. Still, aggression is good to see on any young gun.

When was the last time you saw a triangle choke with no arm in?

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No fist inside even

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This one was slick too- the definition of tying someone up in knots

A gogoplata will always make a ‘cool submissions’ list

Random Land

Wild, if true

This is a funny prank

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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