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Jared Cannonier might be out longer than Kelvin Gastelum | UFC Vegas 34 medical suspensions

“Killa Gorilla” might be out of commission longer than Kelvin Gastelum, according to the UFC Vegas 34 medical suspensions.

Jared Cannonier faces a potential six-month medical suspension in the aftermath of his Kelvin Gastelum fight at UFC Vegas 34, which took place this past weekend (Sat., Aug. 21, 2021) inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cannonier (14-5) took a unanimous decision against Gastelum (17-8) in the five-round main event; however, “Killa Gorilla” could face a six-month medical suspension pending an x-ray on his right foot. And that is bad news, considering Cannonier is struggling to make ends meet and is/was looking to get paid like an “elite athlete” moving forward.

Nevertheless, other fighters who picked up six-month suspensions include Alexandre Pantoja, Brandon Royval and Josiane Nunes.

Complete UFC Vegas 34 medical suspensions (courtesy MixedMartialArts.com) include:

  • Jared Cannonier: Must have right foot x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/18/22.
  • Kelvin Gastelum: Suspended until 09/21/21. No contact until 09/12/21.
  • Parker Porter: Suspended until 09/21/21. No contact until 09/12/21.
  • Chase Sherman: Suspended until 09/21/21. No contact until 09/12/21 – Right foot and thumb pain.
  • Vinc Pichel: Must have laceration above left eyebrow cleared or no contest until 09/21/21. No contact until 09/12/21.
  • Austin Hubbard: Suspended until 09/21/21. No contact until 09/12/21.
  • Alexandre Pantoja: Must have left knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic or sports medicine doctor clearance or no contest until 02/18/22. Minimum suspension, no-contest or contact, until 09/21/21.
  • Brandon Royval: Must have an orbital CatScan. If positive, must have ENT doctor or maxillofacial surgeon clearance, or no-contest until 02/18/22. Minimum suspension no-contest until 09/12/21, no contact until 09/05/21.
  • Austin Lingo: Suspended until 10/06/21. No contact until 09/21/21 – Bilateral lacerations near eyes.
  • Luis Saldana: Must have left-foot and left-hand X-rays. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/18/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 10/06/21, no contact until 09/21/21.
  • Domingo Pilarte: Must have a left knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/18/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 09/21/21, no contact until 09/12/21.
  • Josiane Nunes: Must have left foot x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/18/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 09/12/21, no contact until 09/05/21.
  • Bea Malecki: Suspended until 10/21/21. No contact until 10/06/21.
  • Ignacio Bahamondez: Suspended until 10/06/21. No contact until 09/21/21 – Facial sutures.
  • Roosevelt Roberts: Suspended until 10/21/21. No contact until 10/06/21.

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 34 results and coverage click here.