UFC 254 Medical Suspensions: Jared Cannonier, Two Others Facing 180-Day Terms

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 27, 2020


Jared Cannonier could be sidelined for up to six months following his loss to Robert Whittaker in the UFC 254 co-main event.

Cannonier is suspended for 180 days unless he is cleared by a negative x-ray on his left wrist. At a minimum, he is suspended for 30 days with 21 days no contact. The UFC, which served as its own regulating body, released a full list of medical suspensions from UFC 254 to mixedmartialarts.com.

UFC 254 took place this past Saturday at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi and saw Khabib Nurmagomedov defeat Justin Gaethje via second-round submission to defend his lightweight title in the main event. Everyone on the card, including both headliners, received at least a mandatory seven-day suspension.

Two other fighters from UFC 254 are facing potential 180-day terms pending doctor clearance: Nathaniel Wood (right hand) and Liana Jojua (needs ENT clearance).

UFC 254 Medical Suspensions:

Jared Cannonier: 180 days unless cleared by negative left wrist x-ray; mandatory 30 day suspension with 21 days no contact.

Walt Harris: 30 days for TKO defeat and 21 days no contact.

Jacob Malkoun: 60 days for KO defeat and 45 days no contact — CT negative

Ion Cutelaba: 45 days for KO defeat and 30 days no contact.

Stefan Struve: 45 days for KO defeat and 30 days no contact.

Casey Kenney: 30 days for hard bout and 21 days no contact.

Nathaniel Wood: 180 days unless cleared by negative right-hand x-ray; mandatory 30 day suspension with 21 days no contact.

Sam Alvey: 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Liana Jojua: 180 days unless cleared by ENT; mandatory 60 day suspension with 45 days no contact.

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