Cowboy Suffered Orbital, Nose Fractures At UFC 246

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UFC 246 injuries and medical suspensions for the athletes who competed at the “McGregor vs. Cowboy”-led pay-per-view (PPV) event on Saturday (Jan. 18, 2020) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, have been released by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) via MMA Fighting. Leading the way in mandatory sits is Donald Cerrone, who suffered facial fractures during his 40-second technical knockout loss to Conor McGregor in the headlining act (see it again here).

Face-breaking shoulder strikes FTW!

Anthony Pettis was also handed a similar suspension, as he will have to be cleared by an orthopedic doctor for a right foot injury he suffered in his submission loss to Carlos Diego Ferreira. He also suffered an apparent elbow injury. And Maycee Barber will also be out for at least six months after suffering a torn ACL during her loss to Roxanne Modafferi.

Check out the full list of injuries and medical suspensions for UFC 246: “McGregor vs Cowboy” below:

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.

Aleksei Oleinik: suspended until March 4 with no contact until Feb. 18.

Maurice Green: 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.

JJ 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.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

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