UFC 222 medical suspensions: Sean O’Malley gets lengthy sit

Sean O'Malley, UFC 222

Mixed martial arts can be a brutal sport, and UFC 222 was an excellent reminder of that fact. The Saturday night card, which went down in Las Vegas, Nevada, featured a number of the beatdowns and injuries characteristic of this racket, and several fighters on the bill received lengthy injury suspensions as a result.

One of the longer suspensions to result from the card was levied against Sean O’Malley, who defeated Andre Soukhamthath on the main card – but not before badly injuring his leg. Frankie Edgar and Yana Kunitskaya, who lost by first-round stoppage in the UFC 222 co-main and main events respectively, are also facing long sits.

Here’s a full rundown of the card’s medical suspensions, via MMAJunkie.com:

  • Yana Kunitskaya: Suspended until April 3 with no contact until March 25.
  • Frankie Edgar: Suspended until April 18 with no contact until April 3.
  • Sean O’Malley: needs right foot and ankle cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until April 3 with no contact until March 25.
  • Andre Soukhamthath: Suspended until April 3 with no contact until March 25.
  • Stefan Struve: Suspended until April 3 with no contact until March 25.
  • Cat Zingano: needs left ankle X-rayed, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until April 3 with no contact until March 25.
  • Ashley Yoder: Suspended until April 18 with no contact until April 3 for right eyebrow laceration.
  • Beneil Dariush: Suspended until April 18 with no contact until April 3.
  • John Dodson: Suspended until March 25 with no contact until March 18 for nasal bruising.
  • C.B. Dollaway: needs left ankle X-rayed, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until May 5 with no contact until April 18.
  • Hector Lombard: needs right foot X-rayed by Mar. 6, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31.
  • Mike Pyle: Suspended until April 18 with no contact until April 3.
  • Bryan Caraway: needs left foot and right wrist X-rayed, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until April 3 with no contact until Mar. 25 for nose laceration.
  • Cody Stamann: Suspended until April 3 with no contact until March 25 for left eyelid laceration.
  • Adam Milstead: needs left foot X-rayed by Mar. 6, if positive needs clearance by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Aug. 31; suspended at minimum until April 3 with no contact until Mar. 25 for right eye laceration.

What do you think is next for UFC 222’s biggest winners and losers?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/6/2018.