UFC Nashville Medical Suspensions: Anthony Pettis, Curtis Blaydes Facing 180 Days

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 25, 2019

Anthony Pettis and Curtis Blaydes were clear-cut winners at UFC Nashville, but both could be looking at a lengthy time on the sidelines.

Pettis, who knocked out Stephen Thompson with a Superman punch in the main event at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., requires clearance from an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) or he will be out 180 days. Thompson received a mandatory 60-day sit due to the KO defeat.

The Tennessee Athletic Commission recently released a full list of medical suspensions from UFC Fight Night 148.

Meanwhile, Curtis Blaydes needs an x-ray and doctor clearance on his right foot, or he will also be out six months. Blaydes earned a dominant three-round verdict over Justin Willis in the evening’s heavyweight co-headliner. Willis received a 30-day suspension.

Three others from UFC Nashville are facing possible 180-day layoffs: Luis Pena (right shoulder, lower ribs), Maycee Barber (right hand) and J.J. Aldrich (needs ophthalmologist clearance).

UFC Fight Night 148 Medical Suspensions:

Anthony Pettis: Requires clearance from ENT or suspended 180 days; mandatory 30-day suspension

Curtis Blaydes: Requires x-ray and physician clearance on right foot or suspended 180 days; mandatory 30-day suspension

Luis Pena: Requires physician clearance on right shoulder and right lower ribs or suspended 180 days; mandatory 30-day suspension

Maycee Barber: Requires x-ray and physician clearance on right hand or suspended 180 days; mandatory 30-day suspension

J.J. Aldrich: Requires ophthalmologist clearance or suspended 180 days; mandatory 60-day suspension due to TKO

Stephen Thompson: Mandatory 60-day suspension due to KO; suspended 30 days no contact

Frankie Saenz: Mandatory 60-day suspension due to TKO; suspended 30 days no contact

Steven Peterson: Suspended 45 days due to hard bout

Ryan MacDonald: Mandatory 45-day suspension for scalp laceration

Justin Willis: Suspended 30 days due to hard bout

Jesus Pinedo: Suspended 30 days due to hard bout, rest for left leg hematoma; suspended 14 days no contact

Jussier da Silva: Mandatory 30-day suspension for left scalp laceration

Bryce Mitchell: Suspended 30 days due to hard bout

Alexis Davis: Mandatory 30-day suspension for left scalp laceration; suspended 14 days no contact

Bobby Moffett: Suspended 14 days due to hard bout, 7 days no contact

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