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UFC 235 medical suspensions: A whopping 10 fighters, including Jon Jones, facing potential six-month sits

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The way Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is reacting, at least in terms of post-fight medical suspensions, you would think last Sat. night’s (March 2, 2019) UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event was some sort of “Sin City” bloodbath that left its combatants broken in pieces.

A whopping 10 fighters were handed potential six-month sits, including light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (left foot), who outpointed Anthony Smith, as well as former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (right thumb), who fell to Kamaru Usman.

In addition, welterweight “Prelims” loser Mickey Gall, mugged and slugged by veteran Diego Sanchez, was sat indefinitely for potential kidney damage, which is the kind of thing that happens when you pass out while cutting weight.

The complete list of UFC 235 medical suspensions below.

Jon Jones: Must have left foot x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 04/17, no contact until 04/02 due to left eye laceration

Anthony Smith: Must have nasal and rib x-rays, if positive then needs doctor clearance or no contest until 08/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 04/17, no contact until 04/02

Tyron Woodley: Must have an MRI of the right thumb, if positive then needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 04/02, no contact until 03/24

Tecia Torres: Must have right ankle and foot x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 04/02, no contact until 03/24

Pedro Munhoz: Must have right thumb/hand x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 04/17, no contact until 04/02 due to scalp lacerations

Zabit Magomedsharipov: Must have left ankle and foot x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 04/02, no contact until 03/24 due to left eye laceration

Johnny Walker: Must have MRI of left shoulder and orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/30

Gina Mazany: Must have nasal and left hand x-rays, if positive then needs doctor clearance or no contest until 08/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 05/02, no contact until 04/17

Macy Chiasson: Must have left hand x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 08/30

Hannah Cifers: Must have fractured left forearm cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 04/17, no contact until 04/02

Cody Garbrandt: Suspended until 05/02, no contact until 04/17

Misha Cirkunov: Suspended until 05/02, no contact until 04/17

Charles Byrd: Suspended until 05/02, no contact until 04/17

Poliana Viana: Suspended until 05/02, no contact until 04/17

Mickey Gall: Must be medically cleared, including renal (kidney) clearance before starting to train again; minimum suspension of no contest until 04/17, no contact until 04/02

Kamaru Usman: Suspended until 04/02, no contact until 03/24

Ben Askren: Suspended until 04/02, no contact until 03/24 due to left eyebrow laceration

Weili Zhang: Suspended until 04/02, no contact until 03/24

Alejandro Perez: Suspended until 04/02, no contest until 03/24

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 complete UFC 235 results, including play-by-play, click here.