Bellator 192 Medical Suspensions: Rory MacDonald Facing 6 Months After Title Win

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 23, 2018


New welterweight champion Rory MacDonald could be facing a potential six-month suspension following his victory over Douglas Lima in the Bellator 192 headliner.

MacDonald, who earned a grueling five-round decision over Lima at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday, battled through a massive hematoma on his right leg after absorbing numerous low kicks from his opponent. “The Red King” also may have fractured his right hand in the bout. MacDonald must have both injuries cleared by a physician or face 180 days on the sideline. At the minimum, he is out 45 days with 30 days of no contact.

The California State Athletic Commission recently released a full list of medical suspensions from the event to MMAFighting.com. Lima, meanwhile, is potentially out 60 days due to a laceration of his right eyebrow; he must be cleared by a doctor in order to return sooner.

Two other fighters from the main card are looking at possible 180-day layoffs: Shane Kruchten (foot and toe fracture) and Georgi Karakhanyan (right hand fracture). Everyone on the card received at least a mandatory seven-day medical suspension.

Bellator 192 Medical Suspensions:

Rory MacDonald: Potential suspension of 180 days no contest, 180 days no contact due to possible fracture to right hand and right lower leg; must be cleared by physician to return sooner; 45-day no contest, 30-day no contact mandatory suspension

Douglas Lima: Potential suspension of 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact due to laceration of the right eyebrow; must be cleared by physician to return sooner; 45-day no contest, 30-day no contact mandatory suspension

Goiti Yamauchi: Potential suspension of 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact due to laceration to left cheek; must be cleared by physician to return sooner; seven-day mandatory suspension

Shane Kruchten: Potential suspension of 180 days no contest, 180 days no contact due to possible fracture to right foot and right second toe; must be cleared by physician to return sooner; 45-day no contest, 30-day no contact mandatory suspension due to KO

Georgi Karakhanyan: Potential suspension of 180 days no contest, 180 days no contact due to possible fracture to right hand; potential suspension of 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact due to laceration of right eyebrow; must be cleared by physician to return sooner; Seven day mandatory suspension

James Barnes: Potential suspension of 180 days no contest, 180 days no contact due to possible fracture to left shoulder; must be cleared by physician to return sooner; Seven day mandatory suspension

Noah Tillis: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact; no exception due to KO

Tom Aaron: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact; no exception due to KO

Marlen Magee: Potential suspension of 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact due to laceration to nose; must be cleared by physician to return sooner

Devon Brock: Potential suspension of 60 days no contest, 60 days no contact due to laceration to left eyebrow; must be cleared by physician to return sooner

Ian Butler: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact; no exception due to KO

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