UFC 223 injuries and medical suspensions for the athletes who competed at the “Khabib vs Iaquinta”- led mixed martial arts (MMA) event on pay-per-view (PPV) last Saturday night (April 7, 2018) from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., were released earlier this week by New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).
Leading the list of mandatory timeouts is Al Iaquinta, who could spend the next two months on the bench after having his face busted up by Khabib Nurmagomedov in a five-round Lightweight championship bout that saw “The Eagle” dominate the bout for 25 minutes.
Kyle Bochniak will also join “Ragin’” following his three-round war against Zabit Magomedsharipov which saw them go back-and-forth in a thrilling “Fight of the Night” performance.
The full list of UFC 223 medical suspensions are as follows via MMA Fighting:
Khabib Nurmagomedov: 7-day medical suspension
Al Iaquinta: 60-day medical suspension
Rose Namajunas: 30-day medical suspension
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: 30-day medical suspension
Renato Moicano: 30-day medical suspension
Calvin Kattar: 30-day medical suspension
Zabit Magomesharipov: 45-day medical suspension
Kyle Bochniak: 60-day medical suspension
Chris Gruetzemacher: 7-day medical suspension
Joe Lauzon: 45-day medical suspension
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: 7-day medical suspension
Felice Herrig: 7-day medical suspension
Olivier Aubin-Mercier: 14-day medical suspension
Evan Dunham: 7-day medical suspension
Ashlee Evans-Smith: 30-day medical suspension
Bec Hyatt: 7-day medical suspension
Devin Clark: 30-day medical suspension
Michael Rodriquez: 7-day medical suspension
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 223 “Khabib vs Iaquinta” weekend festivities click here.