UFC 197 Medical Suspensions: Jon Jones Receives Six-Month Sit

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It looks like the long-awaited Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones rematch to unify the light heavyweight titles will have to wait and headline another card other than July 9’s UFC 200 from Las Vegas.

News came today that Jones will potentially be on the sidelines for six months pending an x-ray on his left foot after his one-sided decision win over Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of last Saturday’s tonight’s (Sat., April 23, 2016) UFC 197 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, also in Las Vegas.

Jones was spotted with the injury backstage, but insisted he was perfectly fine at the event’s post-fight presser. He could be cleared by an orthopedic doctor even if his x-ray is positive; however, if it is not, Jones will be out of action until October 21, 2016.

Featuring two title fights and a number of wild bouts, UFC 197 resulted in a rather lengthy medical suspension list including St. Preux, who also received a full six-month sit for a broken left ulna. The full UFC 197 medical suspensions are as follows courtesy of MMA Fighting:

Jon Jones: Must have left foot x-rayed, if positive then requires clearance by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 10/21
Ovince Saint Preux: Must have broken left ulna cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 10/21; minimum suspension no contest until 06/08, no contact until 05/24
Rafael Natal: Must have nasal fracture cleared by doctor or no contest until 10/21; minimum suspension no contest until 06/08, no contact until 05/24
Robert Whittaker: Must have right hand x-rayed, if positive then requires clearance by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 10/21; minimum suspension no contest until 05/24, no contact until 05/15
Andre Fili: Must have left inferior orbital wall fracture cleared by oral, maxillofacial surgeon or ophthalmologist or no contest until 10/21; minimum suspension no contest until 06/08, no contact until 05/24
Sergio Pettis: Must have right hand x-rayed, if positive then requires clearance by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 10/21
Danny Roberts: Must have left foot cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 10/21; minimum suspension no contest until 06/08, no contact until 05/24
Glaico Franca: Must have ophthalmological exam; must also have nasal fracture cleared by doctor or no contest until 10/21; minimum suspension no contest until 06/23, no contact until 06/08
Cody East: Must have nasal fracture cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until 10/21; minimum suspension no contest until 06/08, no contact until 05/24
Walt Harris: Must have right hand x-rayed, if positive then requires clearance by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 10/21; minimum suspension no contest until 05/24, no contact until 05/15
Henry Cejudo: Suspended until 06/08, no contact until 05/24
Clint Hester: Suspended until 06/08, no contact until 05/24
Anthony Pettis: Suspended until 05/24, no contact until 05/15 due to right eyebrow cut
Chris Kelades: Suspended until 05/24, no contact until 05/15 due to facial abrasions
Juliana Lima: Suspended until 05/24, no contact until 05/15
Dominique Steele: Needs yearly eye examination to follow possibility of glaucoma, due 03/22/17

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