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UFC 244 injuries, medical suspensions: Nate Diaz and Gregor Gillespie lead NYSAC-mandated suspensions

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UFC 244 injuries and medical suspensions for the athletes who competed at the “Diaz vs Masvidal”-led event on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019, which took place inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, have been released by New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC). Leading the way in mandatory sits was event headliner Nate Diaz, who suffered a several significant cuts around his right eye courtesy of Jorge Masvidal fists and elbows (see it again here). In fact, the cuts were deemed so bad that the Octagon-side physician opted to put an end to the bout after three rounds.

Nevertheless, NYSAC only handed the Stockton slugger a three-month mandatory sit, which will probably be longer if he doesn’t get an immediate rematch against “Gamebred.” Also, Gregor Gillespie landed a similar medical suspension after getting knocked out in the very first round by Kevin Lee, the first loss of his mixed marital arts (MMA) career (see it).

Check out the full list of injuries and medical suspensions for UFC 244: “Diaz vs Masvidal” below (via MMA Fighting):

Jorge Masvidal — 30 days
Nate Diaz — 90 days
Darren Till — 30 days
Kelvin Gastelum — 30 days
Stephen Thompson — 30 days
Vicente Luque — 60 days
Derrick Lewis — 30 days
Blagoy Ivanov — 60 days
Kevin Lee — 30 days
Gregor Gillespie — 90 days
Corey Anderson — Seven-day rest period
Johnny Walker ­— 45 days
Shane Burgos — 45 days
Makwan Amirkhani — 90 days
Edmen Shahbazyan — Seven-day rest period
Brad Tavares — 90 days
Jairzinho Rozenstruik — Seven-day rest period
Andrei Arlovski — 90 days
Katlyn Chookagian — Seven-day rest period
Jennifer Maia — Seven-day rest period
Lyman Good — 30 days
Chance Rencuontre — 90 days
Hakeem Dawodu ­— Seven-day rest period
Julio Arce — Seven-day rest period

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.

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