UFC 181 Medical Suspensions: Anthony Pettis Gets Six Months

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The UFC 181 medical suspensions have been released….let’s just hope “Showtime” gets cleared

UFC 181 came with some huge implications, the biggest being a new champion at welterweight. Johny Hendricks looked flat in losing his title, “Ruthless” lived up to his name for his part, and Anthony Pettis looked predictably sharp. The event did come with a number of casualties though, and the most high profile includes the lightweight boss himself.

“Showtime” has been hit with a six-month sit for an injury to his left hand, which of course can be shortened if he is medically cleared before that time. His victory over Gilbert Melendez was impressive to say the least, but “El Nino” himself escaped unscathed and avoids the injury list all together.

Former 170-pound champ Johny Hendricks sits for a month after a “tough fight”, according to the NSAC, with Lawler. The new champion is not on the list, which may speak volumes about the nature of their battle. Abel Trujillo has a broken nose causing him to be hit with a six-month lay off too.

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Poor old Francisco Rivera gets six months because of abrasions to his eye, after Urijah Faber channelled the inner Jon Jones to get the victory.

Check out the full UFC 181 medical suspensions list below:

Johny Hendricks — Suspended until Jan. 6, 2015, and no contact until Dec. 28, 2014, because of a “tough fight.”
Anthony Pettis — Suspended until June 6, 2015, because of a potential left hand injury unless a physician clears him to return sooner.
Brendan Schaub — Suspended until Feb. 5, 2015, and no contact until Jan. 21, 2015, because of an upper lip laceration.
Todd Duffee — Suspended until Jan. 6, 2015, and no contact until Dec. 28, 2014, because of a forehead laceration.
Anthony Hamilton — Suspended until Jan. 21, 2015, and no contact until Jan. 6, 2015, because of a forehead laceration.
Tony Ferguson — Suspended until Jan. 21, 2015, and no contact until Jan. 6, 2015, because of a forehead laceration.
Abel Trujillo — Suspended until June 6, 2015, because of a fractured nose unless a physician clears him to return sooner. He must serve a minimum suspension until Jan. 6, 2015, and no contact until Dec. 28, 2014.
Francisco Rivera — Suspended until June 6, 2015, because of an eye abrasion unless an ophthalmologist clears him to return sooner.
Eddie Gordon — Must receive post-concussive clearance from a neurologist before he can resume contact training. He must serve a minimum suspension until March 7, 2015, and no contact until Feb. 5, 2015.
Raquel Pennington — Suspended until Jan. 21, 2015, and no contact until Jan. 6, 2015, because of a forehead laceration.
Sergio Pettis — Suspended until Jan. 6, 2015, and no contact until Dec. 28, 2014.
Matt Hobar — Suspended until Jan. 6, 2015, and no contact until Dec. 28, 2014, because of a left eye hematoma.
Clay Collard — Suspended until June 6, 2015, because of a potential left forearm injury unless a physician clears him to return sooner. He must serve a minimum suspension until Jan. 6, 2015, and no contact until Dec. 28, 2014.
Alexander White — Suspended until Jan. 6, 2015, and no contact until Dec. 28, 2014, because of a left eye laceration.

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