UFC 226 Medical Suspensions: Cormier, Felder, Costa Facing Potential 6-Month Layoffs

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 9, 2018


New heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is one of three fighters from UFC 226 who could be looking at a lengthy time on the shelf due to injury.

The Nevada Athletic Commission released a list of medical suspensions from this past Saturday’s event, which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and saw Cormier dispatch Stipe Miocic via first-round knockout in the evening’s headliner. Cormier needs to have his right hand x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he will be suspended until Jan. 4. At a minimum, “DC” is suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29.

Meanwhile, Paul Felder must have his broken right ulnar, or forearm, cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he will be out until Jan. 4 as well. Felder lost a split decision to Mike Perry in a featured welterweight contest.

Finally, rising Brazilian star Paulo Henrique Costa must have his left ankle and foot x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor, or he will be sidelined until Jan. 4. Costa defeated Uriah Hall via technical knockout 2:38 into the second round of their preliminary middleweight bout.

UFC 226 Medical Suspensions:

Stipe Miocic: suspended until Sept. 6.

Daniel Cormier: needs right hand x-rayed; if positive, must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Jan. 4, 2019; minimum suspension until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29.

Derrick Lewis: suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 (acute back spasm).

Paul Felder: needs broken right ulnar cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Jan. 4, 2019; minimum suspension until Sept. 6 with no contact until Aug. 22 (facial/scalp lacerations).

Mike Perry: suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 (lower lip laceration)

Anthony Pettis: suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 (lower lip laceration)

Gokhan Saki: suspended until Sept. 6 with no contact until Aug. 22.

Uriah Hall: suspended until Sept. 6 with no contact until Aug. 22 (right hand tenderness, laceration under left eye)

Paulo Henrique Costa: needs left ankle and foot x-rayed; if positive, must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Jan. 4, 2019; minimum suspension until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29.

Rob Font: suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29.

Lando Vannata: suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 (left ankle tenderness and three facial lacerations).

Curtis Millender: suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29.

Max Griffin: suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29.

Gilbert Burns: suspended until Aug. 22 with no contact until Aug. 8 (laceration)

Emily Whitmire: suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 (laceration)

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