TUF 17 Finale medical suspensions: Miesha Tate could face six months for injured nose

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate faces a sidelining of up to six months following her TUF 17 Finale loss to Cat Zingano last Saturday night. Tate, who was defeated by third-round TKO following a series of knees to the face, will need clearance from an ear, nose and throat doctor for that six-month suspension to be lifted. Still, at minimum, the Nevada state athletic commission (NSAC), which sanctioned the event, has put a two-month ban on Tate from competing.

Zingano may not have emerged unscathed, either. She needs an X-ray on her left hand to obtain clearance for her next fight. If she's OK, she'll be free to fight after a one-month mandatory suspension.

The only fighter aside from Tate to face a possible six-month term on the sidelines is Collin Hart, who must be cleared of a nasal fracture and left ankle injury before that ban is lifted. If cleared, he'd be free to fight by May 29.

The athletes in the headliner and co-headlining fight seem to have emerged mostly unscathed, though Scott Jorgensen and Kelvin Gastelum must have precautionary X-rays for an injured right wrist and right forearm, respectively.

The list of TUF 17 medical suspensions was passed along from NSAC to MMA Fighting, and is below.

  • Scott Jorgensen must have right wrist x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopedic doctor clearance; minimum suspension, no contest until 05/14/13, no contact until 05/05/13
  • Urijah Faber until 05/14/13 No contact until 05/05/13 for right hand pain
  • Kelvin Gastelum must have right forearm x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopedic doctor clearance; minimum suspension, no contest until 05/14/13, no contact until 05/05/13
  • Cat Zingano must have left hand x-rayed, if positive then needs orthopedic doctor clearance; minimum suspension, no contest until 05/14/13, no contact until 05/05/13
  • Miesha Tate must have ENT clearance on nose or no contest until 10/11/13, minimum suspension no contest until 06/13/13, no contact until 05/29/13
  • Gabriel Gonzaga suspended until 05/29/13; No contact until 05/14/13
  • Bubba McDaniel suspended until 05/29/13; No contact until 05/14/13
  • Kevin Casey suspended until 06/13/13; No contact until 05/29/13
  • Collin Hart must have nasal fracture and left ankle cleared by doctor or no contest until 10/11/13; minimum suspension no contest until 05/29/13; No contact until 05/14/13
  • Luke Barnatt suspended until 05/29/13; No contact until 05/14/13 right eye laceration
  • Jimmy Quinlan suspended until 05/29/13; No contact until 05/14/13
  • Bristol Marunde suspended until 05/14/13; No contact until 05/05/13 laceration
  • Cole Miller suspended until 05/05/13; No contact until 04/29/13
  • Maximo Blanco suspended until 05/14/13; No contact until 05/05/13
  • Sam Sicilia suspended until 05/14/13; No contact until 05/05/13 right thumb injury, right eye laceration
  • Justin Lawrence suspended until 05/14/13; No contact until 04/29/13

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