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UFC 221 medical suspensions: Yoel Romero, Luke Rockhold facing potential six-month sits

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UFC 221 injuries and medical suspensions for those athletes competing at the “Romero vs. Rockhold” pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. night (Feb. 10, 2018) from inside Perth Arena, were released on Thursday by Western Australia Combat Sports Commission.

Leading the list of mandatory timeouts were middleweight headliners Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold. The former may need to give his doctor the finger before returning to the cage while the latter may have suffered dental damage after eating one too many power punches.

Watch “Soldier of God” win by devastating knockout right here.

Joining them in the six-month club is heavyweight bruiser Curtis Blaydes, who may have tweaked his left knee by turning away hometown hero Mark Hunt. “Super Samoan,” meanwhile, will spend 45 says on the bench for a lacerated ear.

Watch their fight highlights here.

Full list of UFC 221 medical suspensions (via mixedmartialarts.com) include:

Yoel Romero: suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for left middle finger; suspended a minimum of 30 days

Luke Rockhold: suspended 180 days or until cleared by dentist

Curtis Blaydes: suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for for left knee; suspended a minimum of 30 days

Mark Hunt: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for left ear laceration

Tai Tuivasa: suspended mandatory 7 days

Cyril Asker: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO

Jake Matthews: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for eyebrow laceration

Li Jingliang: suspended mandatory 7 days

Tyson Pedro: suspended mandatory 7 days

Saparbek Safarov: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for TKO

Dong Hyun Kim: suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for left proximal fibula fracture; suspended a minimum of 30 days

Damien Brown: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for right eyelid laceration

Israel Adesanya: suspended mandatory 7 days

Rob Wilkinson: suspended 180 days or until cleared by ear, nose, and throat or oral and maxillofacial doctor; suspended a minimum of 60 days with 45 days no contact

Alexander Volkanovski: suspended mandatory 7 days

Jeremy Kennedy: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO

Jussier Formiga: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for scalp laceration

Ben Nguyen: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO

Ross Pearson: suspended 45 days for dental evaluation

Mizuto Hirota: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Jose Quinonez: suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for right foot

Teruto Ishihara: suspended mandatory 7 days

Luke Jumeau: suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for right hand and second metacarpal fracture

Daichi Abe: suspended 45 days due to hard bout

There you have it.

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 221 weekend festivities click here.