UFC 178 Medical Suspensions: Tim Kennedy, Cat Zingano Face Potential 6-Month Layoffs

By Sherdog.com Staff Sep 29, 2014
Tim Kennedy got banged up in his fight at UFC 178. | Photo: Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com



Middleweight Tim Kennedy and women’s bantamweight Cat Zingano received the most severe medical suspensions of UFC 178’s main card competitors.

Both fighters could be looking at six months on the sidelines unless doctors clear them to compete sooner. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released its list of medical suspensions from the event, which took place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Kennedy, who suffered a third-round knockout at the hands of Yoel Romero, must have a left orbital fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon. Otherwise, the 35-year-old Jackson-Wink MMA fighter will remain suspended until March 27, 2015.

Zingano must have her upper back cleared by a doctor, or else she will also be out until March. UFC President Dana White announced after the event that the company plans to match Zingano with champion Ronda Rousey for UFC 182, which takes place Jan. 3 in Las Vegas.

UFC 178 Medical Suspensions

Eddie Alvarez: Suspended until Nov. 12 with no contact until Oct. 28.

Dustin Poirier: Suspended until Nov. 12 with no contact until Oct. 28.

Yoel Romero: Suspended until Nov. 12 with no contact until Oct. 28 due to left eyebrow laceration.

Tim Kennedy: Must clear left orbital inferior blow out fracture with ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon or no contest until March 27. Minimum suspension until Nov. 12 with no contact until Oct. 28.

Cat Zingano: Must have upper back cleared by a doctor or no contest until March 27.

Amanda Nunes: Suspended until Nov. 12 with no contact until Oct. 28 due to left eyebrow laceration.

Takeya Mizugaki: Suspended until Nov. 27 with no contact until Nov. 12.

James Krause: Suspended until Oct. 28 with no contact until Oct. 19.

Stephen Thompson: Must have right eye cleared by ophthalmologist and right hand X-ray and cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until March 27.

Patrick Cote: Suspended until Oct. 28 with no contact until Oct. 19.

Jon Tuck: Must have right shoulder and right foot cleared by doctor or no contest until March 27.

Cody Gibson: Suspended until Oct. 28 with no contact until Oct. 13.

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