Costa, Pettis Draw Six-Month Sits After UFC 241

UFC 241 injuries and medical suspensions for the athletes who competed at “Cormier vs Miocic 2” event on Saturday August 17, 2019, from inside Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., have been released by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) via MMA Fighting.

Leading the way in mandatory sits were Paulo Costa and Anthony Pettis, as they both drew six-month sits after their respective fights against Yoel Romero and Nate Diaz. “The Eraser’s” suspension was handed down for a possible fracture to his foot suffered in the Middleweight fight, which saw Costa earn a unanimous decision win.

Pettis, meanwhile, also fractured his foot during his three-round war against Diaz, which “Showtime” lost, also via decision (highlights). Apparently, Pettis has to also be cleared after suffering damage to his right orbital.

Check out the full list of injuries and medical suspensions for UFC 241: “Miocic vs Cormier 2” below:

Stipe Miocic: 60-day suspension for left eye laceration unless cleared by a physician. 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact for a hard bout.

Daniel Cormier: 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact due to a knockout.

Nate Diaz: 60-day suspension for right eye laceration unless cleared by a physician. 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact due to hard bout.

Anthony Pettis: 180-day suspension for possible fracture to foot, right orbital unless cleared by a physician. 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact.

Paulo Costa: 180-day suspension for possible right foot fracture unless cleared by a physician.

Yoel Romero: 180-day suspension due to possible fracture to his right ribs unless cleared by a physician. 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact.

Sodiq Yusuff: 180-day suspension for possible fracture to his left knee unless cleared by a physician. 60-day suspension for laceration to right eyebrow unless cleared by a physician.

Gabriel Benitez: 180-day suspension for possible fracture to right foot unless cleared by a physician. 60-day suspension for laceration to left eyebrow unless cleared by a physician. 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact.

Derek Brunson: 180-day suspension for possible fracture to left leg unless cleared by a physician.

Ian Heinisch: 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact mandatory due to hard bout.

Devonte Smith: 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact mandatory for TKO.

Raphael Assuncao: 60-day suspension for laceration to right eyelid unless cleared by a physician.

Christos Giagos: 60-day suspension for laceration to left eyebrow unless cleared by a physician. 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact for hard bout.

Manny Bermudez: 45-day suspension, 30 days no contact due to hard bout.

Jodie Esquibel: 180-day suspension for possible fracture to right arm unless cleared by a physician.

Shana Dobson: 180-day suspension for possible fracture to orbital unless cleared by a physician.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

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