‘TUF 20’ Finale Medical Suspensions: Medeiros, Clark Face Potential 6-Month Layoffs

By C.J. Tuttle Dec 16, 2014
Yancy Medeiros suffered a toe injury during his win last Friday. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



Of the 22 fighters that fought at “The Ultimate Fighter 20” Finale last week, only nine were given medical suspensions.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released the full list of medical suspensions to Sherdog.com. The card took place at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and was headlined by Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas vying for the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s strawweight title.

Esparza not only walked away from the event with the title in tow, she also avoided any substantial damage that would have warranted the commission issuing a medical stay. “Thug” was equally unscathed, only being handed a suspension of one month.

Yancy Medeiros wasn’t as lucky in his first-round submission victory against Joe Proctor, as he may have suffered a broken toe that could result in six months away from the Octagon. The same goes for Heather Clark, who picked up a unanimous decision win against Bec Rawlings, but must be cleared by a doctor for a fractured orbital before she can return to action.

“The Ultimate Fighter 20” Finale Medical Suspensions:

Rose Namajunas: Suspended until Jan. 12 with no contact prior to Dec. 28.

Daron Cruickshank: Must have ophthalmologist’s clearance before his next fight. Minimum suspension until Feb. 11 with no contact prior to Jan. 27.

Yancy Medeiros: Must have his left third toe x-rayed. If positive, he must have a doctor’s clearance before his next fight or he is suspended until June 12.

Randa Markos: Suspended until Feb. 11 with no contact prior to Jan. 17 due to right and left eyelid lacerations.

Lisa Ellis: Suspended until Jan. 12 with no contact prior to Dec. 28.

Heather Clark: Must have a left orbital fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist or is suspended until June 12. Minimum suspension until Feb. 11 with no contact prior to Jan. 27.

Emily Kagan: Suspended until Jan. 12 with no contact prior to Jan. 3 due to right eyebrow laceration.

Alex Chambers: Suspended until Jan. 12 with no contact prior to Dec. 28.

Seo Hee Ham: Suspended until Jan. 12 with no contact prior to Dec. 28.

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