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UFC Vegas 17 medical suspensions, injuries: Stephen Thompson facing potential six-month sit

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UFC Vegas 17 injuries and medical suspensions were submitted to MixedMartialArts.com earlier this week for those athletes competing at the “Thompson vs. Neal” event last weekend (Sat., Dec. 19, 2020) from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Not surprisingly, a fair share of combatants were handed mandatory timeouts, including welterweight headliner Stephen Thompson. “Wonderboy” could be looking at a potential six-month suspension for injuries suffered to his knee and thigh.

The full list of UFC Vegas 17 medical suspensions (courtesy of MMA Junkie) includes:

Stephen Thompson: Needs MRI of right knee and thigh, and X-ray of right hand, and clearance by doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 60 days.
Geoff Neal: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact due to eyebrow laceration.
Jose Aldo: Suspended 21 days with 14 days no contact.
Marlon Vera: Needs MRI of left wrist, and X-Ray of left hand and wrist, and clearance by doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days.
Michel Pereira: Suspended 14 days with seven days no contact.
Khaos Williams: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact due to cheek laceration.
Rob Font: Suspended 21 days with 14 days no contact.
Marlon Moraes: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Marcin Tybura: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact due to nose laceration.
Greg Hardy: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Anthony Pettis: Needs X-ray of nose, X-ray of right foot, and clearance by doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days
Alex Morono: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
Sijara Eubanks: Suspended 21 days with no contact for 14 days.
Pannie Kianzad: Needs X-ray and MRI of left hand/thumb, clearance from doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days.
Deron Winn: Needs MRI or X-ray of left knee, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 21 days with 14 days no contact.
Antonio Arroyo: Suspended 21 days with 14 days no contact.
Gillian Robertson: Suspended 45 days with no contact 30 days due to nose laceration.
Taila Santos: Needs MRI of right elbow, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Tafon Nchukwi: Needs MRI or X-ray of right knee and left shoulder, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Jamie Pickett: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Jimmy Flick: Needs X-ray of right foot, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days.
Cody Durden: Needs MRI of right knee, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days.
Christos Giagos: Needs doctor clearance of left eye corneal abrasion, otherwise suspended 180 days.

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 Vegas 17 results and play-by-play click here.