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UFC 256 medical suspensions: Deiveson Figueiredo, Tony Ferguson facing potential six-month sits

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UFC 256: Ferguson v Oliveira Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UFC 256 injuries and medical suspensions were submitted to MixedMartialArts.com earlier this week for those athletes competing at the “Figueiredo vs. Moreno” pay-per-view (PPV) event this past weekend (Sat., Dec. 12, 2020) from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Not surprisingly, a fair share of combatants were handed mandatory timeouts, including flyweight headliner Deiveson Figueiredo, who could be out of action until next June. Same goes for 155-pound veteran Tony Ferguson, who got stuck in a nasty armbar from Charles Oliveira.

Complete UFC 256 medical suspensions (via MMA Fighting) below:

Deiveson Figueiredo: Must have possible broken right little toe cleared by doctor and MRI of right bicep, if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 11; minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Brandon Moreno: Must have MRI of left shoulder and X-ray of left forearm, if positive must be cleared by doctor or no contest until June 11, minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 27, no contact until Jan. 12

Charles Oliveira: Suspended until Jan. 12, no contact until Jan. 3 (cut over left eyebrow)

Tony Ferguson: Must have MRI of left elbow, if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 11, minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 27, no contact until Jan. 12

Mackenzie Dern: Must have CT scan for possible nasal fracture and X-ray for left hand. If CT scan is positive must be cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until June 12; if X-ray is positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 12; minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 27, no contact until Jan. 12

Virna Jandiroba: Suspended until Jan. 12, no contact until Jan. 3 (hard fight)

Ronaldo Souza: Suspended until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Junior dos Santos: Suspended until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Cub Swanson: Must have X-ray of right hand, if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 12, minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 12, no contact until Jan. 3

Daniel Pineda: Suspended until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Renato Moicano: Suspended until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Billy Quarantillo: Suspended until Jan. 21, no contact until Jan. 3 (left eye laceration)

Sam Hughes: Must have left eye cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until June 11; minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 27, no contact until Jan. 12

Peter Barrett: Must have MRI of right knee, if positive must be cleared by doctor or no contest until June 11; minimum suspension no contact until Jan. 12

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 256 results click here.