UFC 246 Medical Suspensions: Donald Cerrone Facing 6 Months for Nasal, Orbital Fractures

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 21, 2020


Donald Cerrone only spent 40 seconds in the Octagon with Conor McGregor at UFC 246, but he nonetheless suffered injuries that could sideline him for up to six months.

“Cowboy” is suspended until July 17 unless he is cleared by a doctor for a nasal fracture and a mild orbital fracture. At a minimum, he is suspended until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9. The Nevada State Athletic Commission released a full list of medical suspensions from UFC 246 on Tuesday.

Cerrone was rattled by a series of shoulder strikes to the face early in his welterweight headliner with McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this past Saturday. From there, McGregor rocked his foe with a head kick before finishing off his victory with a series of punches to the head. McGregor emerged from the fight with a clean bill of health.

Six other fighters from UFC 246 are looking at potential six-month layoffs unless they receive doctor clearance: Maurice Greene (right elbow, right foot), Anthony Pettis (left foot), Diego Ferreira (right knee), Maycee Barber (left knee), Sodiq Yusuff (right foot), J.J. Aldrich (right hand).

UFC 246 Medical Suspensions:

Donald Cerrone: suspended until July 17 unless cleared by maxillofacial doctor for nasal fracture and mild orbital fracture; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.

Alexey Oleynik: suspended until March 4 with no contact until Feb. 18.

Maurice Greene: needs MRI of right elbow and X-ray of right foot – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.

Ode Osbourne: suspended until Feb. 9 with no contact until Feb. 2.

Anthony Pettis: needs clearance of left foot by orthopedic doctor or suspended until July 17; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.

Diego Ferreira: needs MRI of right knee – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.

Maycee Barber: needs MRI of left knee – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until March 4 with no contact until Feb. 18 for left forehead laceration.

Andre Fili: suspended until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.

Sodiq Yusuff: needs X-ray of right foot – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.

Tim Elliott: suspended until March 4 with no contact until Feb. 18.

Askar Askarov: suspended until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.

Nasrat Haqparast: suspended until March 19 with no contact until March 4.

Justin Ledet: suspended until Feb. 18 with no contact until Feb. 9.

J.J. Aldrich: needs X-ray of right hand – if positive, suspended until July 17 unless cleared by orthopedic doctor; suspended at minimum until Feb. 9 with no contact until Feb. 2.

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