Norman Parke suffered a possible rib injury in his fight on Saturday. | Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com
Seven fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card in Dublin are facing six months on the sidelines unless they receive medical clearance.
The UFC released medical suspensions from the event to mixedmartialarts.com on Tuesday. Since Ireland does not have a sanctioning organization for MMA, the Las Vegas-based promotion acted as its own regulating body for the event. UFC Fight Night took place at the 3Arena in Dublin and saw Louis Smolka submit Patrick Holohan via second-round submission in the main event.
Norman Parke, who outpointed Reza Madadi in the co-headliner, is facing a six-month suspension unless he provides a negative chest x-ray for a potential rib fracture. Meanwhile, both Darren Till and Nicolas Dalby are out for 180 days following their entertaining welterweight stalemate; Till must provide a negative MRI of his left shoulder, while Dalby must submit a negative x-ray of his left foot.
Four other fighters who competed in Dublin could be looking at an extended layoff: Jon delos Reyes (chest), Krzysztof Jotko (left hand), Cathal Pendred (face) and Robert Whiteford (left elbow).
UFC Fight Night Medical Suspensions:
Norman Parke: 180 days or cleared with negative chest x-ray for rib fracture
Darren Till: 180 days or cleared with negative MRI of left shoulder
Nicolas Dalby: 180 days or cleared with negative x-ray of left foot
Mickael Lebout: 30 days no fights, 21 days no contact
Jon delos Reyes: 180 days or cleared with negative chest x-ray
Scott Askham: 45 days no fight, 30 days no contact
Krzysztof Jotko: 180 days or cleared by ortho for left hand
Ericka Almeida: 30 days no fights, 21 days no contact
Darren Elkins: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Cathal Pendred: 180 days or cleared by ENT specialist
Robert Whiteford: 180 days or cleared by ortho for left elbow
Bubba Bush: 45 days no fight, 30 days no contact