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UFC 265 medical suspensions result in quick returns for Ciryl Gane, Derrick Lewis

MMA: AUG 07 UFC 265 Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Unlike most stateside athletic commissions, you have to lose a limb inside the Octagon or suffer a heart attack in the locker room to draw any sort of lengthy medical suspension from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). So if you were hoping to see UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane or even Derrick Lewis before the end of the year, there’s one less obstacle standing in their way.

TDLR also has a 1.9 star review on Google, which isn’t relevant to this post, but amusing nonetheless.

The longest medical suspension of the bunch belongs to Anderson dos Santos, who will remain sidelined until Oct. 17 pending a physician’s clearance. “Berinja” suffered a third-round knockout loss to Miles Johns at UFC 265 on Aug. 7 in Houston and appeared to suffer a leg injury prior to his in-cage demise.

The full list of UFC 265 medical suspensions (courtesy MMA Fighting) below:

Ciryl Gane: Suspended until Aug. 17
Derrick Lewis: Suspended until Sept. 7
Jose Aldo: Suspended until Aug. 17
Pedro Munhoz: Suspended until Sept. 22
Vicente Luque: Suspended until Aug. 15
Michael Chiesa: Suspended until Aug. 15
Tecia Torres: Suspended until Aug. 29
Angela Hill: Suspended until Aug. 29
Song Yadong: Suspended until Aug. 17
Casey Kenney: Suspended until Sept. 7
Rafael Fiziev: Suspended until Aug. 29
Bobby Green: Suspended until Aug. 29
Vince Morales: Suspended until Aug. 17
Drako Rodriguez: Suspended until Aug. 29
Alonzo Menifield: Suspended until Aug. 17
Ed Herman: Suspended until Oct. 7
Jessica Penne: Suspended until Aug. 15
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: Suspended until Aug. 15
Manel Kape: Suspended until Aug. 15
Ode Osbourne: Suspended until Oct. 7
Miles Johns: Suspended until Aug. 17
Anderson dos Santos: Suspended until Oct. 17
Victoria Leonardo: Suspended until Sept. 7
Melissa Gatto: Suspended until Aug. 17
Johnny Munoz: Suspended until Aug. 15
Jamey Simmons: Suspended until Aug. 15

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 265 results and play-by-play click here.