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Yair Rodriguez, Josh Emmett facing six-month suspensions following UFC 284 clash in Perth

UFC 284: Rodriguez v Emmett Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Combat Sport Commission of Western Australia recently handed down its list of medical suspensions for those athletes competing on the UFC 284 pay-per-view (PPV) card, which took place earlier this month (Feb. 11, 2023) inside RAC Arena in Perth.

Featherweight co-headliners Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett were among five fighters suspended for six months for damage sustained during the “Down Under” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, though the exact nature of their injuries was not revealed.

Here is the complete list of UFC 284 medial suspensions, courtesy of MMA Fighting:

Suspended for 14 days:

Islam Makhachev
Jack Jenkins

Suspended for 30 days:

Alexander Volkanovski
Randy Brown
Alonzo Menifield
Josh Culibao
Francisco Prado
Don Shainis
Elise Reed
Shane Young
Elves Brener
Zubaira Tukhugov
Modestas Bukauskas

Suspended for 45 days:

Shannon Ross

Suspended for 60 days:

Parker Porter
Jimmy Crute

Suspended for 180 days:

Yair Rodriguez
Josh Emmett
Tyson Pedro
Jamie Mullarkey
Blake Bilder

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 284 results and play-by-play click here.

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