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UFC 258 medical suspensions, injuries: Kamaru Usman, Maycee Barber facing potential six-month sits

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UFC 258: Usman v Burns Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UFC 258 injuries and medical suspensions were submitted to MixedMartialArts.com earlier this week for those athletes competing at the “Usman vs. Burns” pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., Feb. 13, 2020) from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Not surprisingly, a fair share of combatants were handed mandatory timeouts, including welterweight headliner Kamaru Usman. “The Nigerian Nightmare” could be looking at a potential six-month suspension for injuries suffered to his right foot.

The full list of UFC 258 medical suspensions (courtesy of MMA Junkie) includes:

Kamaru Usman: Needs X-ray of right foot, and clearance by doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Gilbert Burns: Needs right eyebrow and left orbital lacerations cleared by doctor, otherwise suspended 45 days; minimum suspension is 30 days.
Maycee Barber: Needs MRI of right shoulder, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Alexa Grasso: Needs X-ray and MRI of right knee, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Ian Heinisch: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Brian Kelleher: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Maki Pitolo: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Julian Marquez: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Rodolfo Vieira: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact.
Anthony Hernandez: Needs X-ray of right hand, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 21 days with 14 days no contact.
Dhiego Lima: Needs X-ray of nose, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Mallory Martin: Needs MRI of right elbow, and clearance by doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Chris Gutierrez: Needs X-ray of nose, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Gabriel Green: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact due to left eye laceration.
Phil Rowe: Needs X-ray of left knee, and clearance by doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.

A handful of fighters, including middleweight Kelvin Gastelum, escaped without 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 258 results and play-by-play click here.