UFC 213 medical suspensions – Robert Whittaker potentially out till 2018

July 12, 2017 1:52 pm by Russell Ess
Robert Whittaker and Michael Bisping meet in the Octagon

UFC 213 crowned a new UFC interim middleweight champion as Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker battled in a five-round interim title fight. It was a classic matchup with the two competing in a grueling fight that went the distance where judges ruled Whittaker the new interim champion of the middleweight division.

With a middleweight title unification bout against undisputed champion Michael Bisping on the horizon, we may not see the fight take place until next year as Whittaker’s injured knee needs to be cleared by an orthopedic doctor or else face a medical suspension till January 2018.

Other big names from the UFC 213 card that could be out until 2018 include former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis who beat Jim Miller by unanimous decision. Travis Browne also faces being medically suspended until 2018 after his submission loss to Oleksiy Oleinik.

Anthony Pettis Jim Miller

A complete list of UFC 213’s medical suspensions can be seen below via MMA Fighting.

Robert Whittaker: Requires MRI of left knee, if positive then must have clearance by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 01/04/18; minimum suspension until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Curtis Blaydes: Requires right tibia/fibula and left chest rib series x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 01/04/18; minimum suspension until 08/08, no contest until 07/30

Anthony Pettis: Requires right hand x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Travis Browne: Requires left foot x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 01/04; minimum suspension until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

James Bochnovic: Suspended until 09/07, no contact until 08/23

Yoel Romero: Requires left eyebrow and right scalp lacerations cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Fabricio Werdum: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Jim Miller: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Brian Camozzi: Suspend until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Thiago Santos: Requires laceration above right eye cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Jordan Mein: Requires laceration above left eye cleared by doctor or no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08

Daniel Omielanczuk: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Alexey Oleinik: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Gerald Meerschaert: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Belal Muhammad: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Douglas Silva De Andrade: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

Yoel Romero Robert Whittaker

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/12/2017.


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