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UFC 170 Medical Suspensions: Rory MacDonald Faces 6-Month Suspension Following X-Ray

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(Ronda Rousey lands a left low kick on Sara McMann, photo: Isaac Brekken/AP)

UFC 170 is in the books and with a night of fights, come a night of medical suspensions. Most are the normal month suspensions to clear each fighter to train but several fighters, including Rory MacDonald, Stephen Thompson and his opponent Robert Whittaker, still await the results for further testing on their right ankle, right hand and left forearm, respectively.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission shared the report with SciFighting.com

Sara McMann (TKO Loss to Ronda Rousey) – Suspended until 3/25/14 with no contact until 3/16/14

Patrick Cummins (TKO Loss to Daniel Cormier) – Suspended until 4/09/14 with no contact until 3/25/14

Rory MacDonald (UD Win over Demian Maia) – Must have right ankle X-rayed and doctors clearance or no contest until 8/22/14; Minimum suspension and no contest until 3/25/14 with no contact until 3/16/14

Demian Maia (UD Loss to Rory MacDonald – Suspended until 4/09/14 with no contact until 3/25/14

TJ Waldburger (TKO Loss to Mike Pyle)- Suspended until 4/09/14 with no contact until 3/25/14

Stephen Thompson (TKO Win Over Robert Whittaker) – Must have right hand x-rayed and doctor’s clearance or no contest until 8/22/14

Robert Whittaker (TKO Loss to Stephen Thompson) – Must have left forearm cleared by a doctor or no contest until 8/22/14; Minimum suspension and no contest until 3/25/14 with no contact until 3/16/14

Raphael Assuncao (UD Win over Pedro Munhoz) – Must have left ribs x-rayed and doctor’s clearance or no contest until 8/22/14; Minimum suspension and no contest until 3/25/14 with contact until 3/16/14

Pedro Munhoz (UD Loss to Raphael Assuncao) – Suspended until 3/25/14, no contact until 3/16/14

Aljamain Sterling (UD Win over Cody Gibson) – Must have follow-up MRI of head with gradient echo or susceptibility weighted imaging within 1 week after this fight or before 3/01/14

Cody Gibson (UD Loss to Aljamain Sterling) – Must have right hand x-rayed and needs orthopedic doctor’s clearance or no contest until 8/22/14

Rafaello Oliveira – (TKO Loss to Erik Koch) Suspended until 4/09/14 with no contact until 3/25/14 (contusion under right eye)