UFC 181 Medical Suspensions, Anthony Pettis Out For 6 Months

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis was given a six month medical suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after this weekends UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Six month suspensions were also handed to Abel Trujillo and Francisco Rivera.

The full medical suspension list can be seen below:

Anthony Pettis: Requires x-ray of left hand; if positive, requires doctor’s clearance or no contest until June 6
Abel Trujillo: Requires doctor’s clearance on fractured nose or no contest until Jun. 6; minimum suspension until Jan. 6, no contest until Dec. 2
Francisco Rivera: Requires ophthalmologist’s clearance on left eye abrasion or no contest until June 6
Eddie Gordon: Requires post-concussive clearance from neurologist or sports medicine doctor prior to starting contact training; minimum suspension no contest until March 7, no contact until Feb. 5
Brendan Schaub: Suspended until Feb. 5, no contact until Jan. 21 due to upper lip laceration
Anthony Hamilton: Suspended until Jan. 21, no contact until Jan. 6 due to right forehead laceration
Tony Ferguson: Suspended until Jan. 21, no contact until Jan. 6 due to right forehead laceration
Raquel Pennington: Suspended until Jan. 21, no contact until Jan. 6 due to forehead laceration
Johny Hendricks: Suspended until Jan. 6, no contact until Dec. 28 due to tough fight
Todd Duffee: Suspended until Jan. 6, no contact until Dec. 28 due to forehead laceration
Matt Hobar: Suspended until Jan. 6, no contact until Dec. 28 due to left eye hematoma
Sergio Pettis: Suspended until Jan. 6, no contact until Dec. 28
Clay Collard: Requires orthopedic clearance on left forearm or no contest until June 6; minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 6, no contact until Dec. 28
Alex White: Suspended until Jan. 6, no contact until Dec. 28 due to left upper eyebrow laceration

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