‘TUF 24’ Finale Medical Suspensions: Cejudo, Ellenberger Facing 6-Month Layoffs

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 6, 2016


Henry Cejudo and Jake Ellenberger are among four fighters facing potential six-month suspensions following Saturday’s "The Ultimate Fighter 24" finale event.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday released a list of medical suspensions from the card, which took place at the Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas and saw Demetrious Johnson retain his flyweight crown with a five-round verdict over Tim Elliott in the evening’s main event. Elliott was suspended until Jan. 3 with no contact until Dec. 25, while Johnson did not receive any kind of suspension.

Cejudo, meanwhile, must have his left hand cleared by an othropedic doctor or he cannot compete until June 2. At a minimum, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist is out until Dec. 25 with no contact until Dec. 18. Cejudo lost a split decision to fellow flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez in the “TUF 24” finale co-headliner. Benavidez emerged with a clean bill of health.

Ellenberger suffered a bizarre TKO defeat against Jorge Masvidal when his toe became trapped in the fence and he was unable to free his appendage. “The Juggernaut” must have his left foot cleared by a doctor or an MRI or he will be sidelined until June 2.

Ryan Benoit (nose) and Devin Clark (thumb) are also facing possible six-month layoffs following the event.

“The Ultimate Fighter 24” Finale Medical Suspensions:

Henry Cejudo: Must have left hand x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/02/17; minimum suspension of no contest until 12/25, no contact until 12/18

Jake Ellenberger: Must have left foot x-rayed or have an MRI, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/02/17; minimum suspension of no contest until 01/03/17, no contact until 12/25

Ryan Benoit: Must have nose x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/02/17; minimum suspension of no contest until 01/03/17, no contact until 12/25

Devin Clark: Must have right thumb x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/02/17

Sara McMann: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17

Gray Maynard: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17 due to left eyebrow laceration

Matt Schnell: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17

Jamie Moyle: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17 due to laceration above left eye

Elvis Mutapcic: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17 due to left frontal scalp laceration

Tim Elliott: Suspended until 01/03/17, no contact until 12/25

Jared Cannonier: Suspended until 12/25, no contact until 12/18

Rob Font: Must have follow-up MRI in two years, due 12/01/18

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