Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied a ribbon around the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. (Sept. 7, 2019) inside The Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight championship win over top contender, Dustin Poirier.
As with any mixed martial arts (MMA) card, where the primary goal is to beat the shit out of your opponent, most of the combatants flew home with their fair share of injuries, including Shamil Amdurakhimov and Joanne Calderwood, who each drew 180-day timeouts for their busted beaks.
That’s not all.
The full list of UFC 242 medical suspensions below, courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Khabib Nurmagomedov: 7 days mandatory rest
Dustin Poirier: 30 days for left brow lacerations and eye lacerations
Edson Barboza: 45 days for right eye laceration
Paul Felder: 45 for left upper brow and scalp lacerations
Islam Makhachev: 7 days for mandatory rest
Davi Ramos: 30 days mandatory rest (foot X-rays were negative)
Curtis Blaydes: 30 days for mandatory rest
Shamil Amdurakhimov: 180 days for nasal fracture
Maribek Taisumov: 45 days for nasal and left brow
Carlos Diego Ferreira: 30 days foot (X-Rays negative)
Joanne Calderwood: 180 days for nasal injury
Andrea Lee: 30 days for mandatory rest
Zubaira Tukhugov: 45 days for mandatory rest
Lerone Murphy: 7 days for mandatory rest
Liana Jojua: 60 days for TKO
Sarah Moras: 30 days for mandatory rest
Ottman Azaitar: 180 days left hand injury
Teemu Packalen: 60 days for KO
Belal Muhammad: 30 days for right temple
Takashi Sato: 45 days for right brow laceration
Nordine Taleb: 45 days for TKO (CT Scans negative)
Muslim Salikov: 7 days for mandatory rest
Omari Akhmedov: 30 for right infraorbital
Zak Cummings: 30 days for nasal laceration
Don Madge: 180 days right hand
Fares Ziam: 30 days left hand pain
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 242 results, including play-by-play, click here.