UFC Fight Night 82 medical suspensions: Six fighters potentially out for six months

February 9, 2016 2:36 am by Russell Ess
Stephen Thompson

UFC Fight Night 82 was a night full of action and it did not go without injuries.

Main event standout Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson may be out for six months with an ankle injury after his highlight performance putting away the former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the first round.

The complete list of UFC Fight Night 82’s medical suspensions are as follows via MMA Fighting:

Stephen Thompson: Requires x-ray on right ankle, if positive then needs clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 03/08, no contact until 02/28

Jared Rosholt: Requires x-ray on left ankle, if positive then needs clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 03/08, no contact until 02/28

Rafael Cavalcante: Requires right eye cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 03/23, no contact until 03/08

Ovince St. Preux: Requires x-ray on right ankle, if positive then needs clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 03/08, no contact until 02/28

Josh Burkman: Requires MRI on right shoulder and clearance by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/07; minimum suspension no contest until 02/28, no contact until 02/21

Diego Rivas: Requires both knees to be cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 08/07

Alex Nicholson: Requires bilateral jaw fractures and broken nose cleared by an oral/maxillofacial doctor or no contest until 05/08; minimum suspension no contest until 03/23, no contact until 03/08 due to left eyelid laceration

Noah Lahat: Suspended until 04/07, no contact until 03/23

Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until 03/23, no contact until 03/08 due to left eyebrow laceration

Sean Spencer: Suspended until 03/23, no contact until 03/08

KJ Noons: Suspended until 03/23, no contact until 03/08 due to finger laceration

Damian Grabowski: Suspended until 03/23, no contact until 03/08 due to scalp laceration

Johny Hendricks: Suspended until 03/08, no contact until 02/28

Ray Borg: Suspended until 03/08, no contact until 02/28 due to tough fight

Artem Lobov: Suspended until 03/08, no contact until 02/28 due to left upper eyelid laceration


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