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UFC 249 medical suspensions: Tony Ferguson sat 60 days following Justin Gaethje beating

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Florida State Boxing Commission recently released its list of medical suspensions for those fighters competing at the UFC 249: “Ferguson vs. Gaethje” pay-per-view (PPV) event, held last Sat. night (May 9, 2020) inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

After five rounds of punishment, top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson will be forced to serve a 60-day timeout, though I would imagine “El Cucuy” will need longer than that based on this injury. His opponent, Justin Gaethje, emerged without a suspension.

Elsewhere on the card, Jairzinho Rozenstruick was slapped with a two-month sit after getting creamed by heavyweight smashing machine Francis Ngannou. In addition, both UFC 249 co-headliners, Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz, were suspended for 45 days.

The full list of the UFC 249 medical suspensions below, courtesy of MMA Junkie.

Sam Alvey: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 30 days mandatory
Ryan Spann: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 30 days mandatory

Charles Rosa: Suspended 30 days
Bryce Mitchell: No suspension

Niko Price: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 60 days mandatory
Vicente Luque: Suspended 30 days

Michelle Waterson: Suspended 30 days
Carla Esparza: No suspension

Fabricio Werdum: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician
Aleksei Oleinik: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician

Donald Cerrone: Suspended 30 days
Anthony Pettis: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 30 days mandatory

Yorgan De Castro: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 30 days mandatory
Greg Hardy: No suspension

Jeremy Stephens: Suspended 60 days
Calvin Kattar: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; 60 days mandatory

Jairzinho Rozenstruik: Suspended 60 days
Francis Ngannou: No suspension

Dominick Cruz: Suspended 45 days
Henry Cejudo: Suspended 45 days

Tony Ferguson: Total suspension pending results; 60 days mandatory
Justin Gaethje: No 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 complete UFC 249 results and fight coverage click here.