UFC 175 medical suspensions: Weidman, Rousey, Faber among nine fighters potentially out until 2015

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

For the stars of UFC 175, victory came at a cost. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey, and bantamweight standout Urijah Faber all received potential six-month medical suspensions in the wake of Saturday night's pay-per-view event, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Weidman fought hard 25 minutes against Lyoto Machida in night's headlining bout, and the wear and tear showed, as the New Yorker will be forced to receive orthopedic physician clearance on his left jaw, right elbow, right ribs and right ankle before being allowed to return to competition, or otherwise be held out until January 2, 2015.

Meanwhile Rousey, who effortlessly defended her title against Alexis Davis in the night's co-main event, and Faber, who submitted Alex Caceres via third-round rear-naked choke, will require right hand and left rib clearance, respectively, or otherwise face a similar layoff until January 2, 2015.

Aside from those three, six other fighters who competed at UFC 175 will require medical clearance or otherwise face a six-month suspension, including middleweight prospect Uriah Hall, who gamely defeated Thiago Santos on the pay-per-view card despite a bone in his toe clearly protruding out of his skin for the latter two-thirds of the match.

As for Stefan Struve, whose contest against Matt Mitrione was cancelled at the last second due to a brief loss of consciousness backstage, the Dutch seven-footer will be required to be medically cleared before his next bout, as well as visit a cardiologist every six months to check-in on his heart condition.

UFC 175 took place July 5, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. A complete medical suspension list can be seen below.

  • Chris Weidman: Requires x-ray on left jaw, right elbow, right ribs and right ankle; if positive, then injury must be cleared by orthopedic physician or no contest until 01/02; minimum suspension of no contest until 08/20, no contact until 08/05
  • Ronda Rousey: Requires x-ray on right hand; if positive, must be cleared by orthopedic physician or no contest until 01/02
  • Uriah Hall: Requires right second toe to be cleared by orthopedic physician or no contest until 01/02; minimum suspension of no contest until 09/04, no contact until 08/20
  • Russell Doane: Requires x-ray on right thumb; if positive, must be cleared by orthopedic physician or no contest until 01/02; minimum suspension of no contest until 07/27, no contact until 07/20
  • Urijah Faber: Requires x-ray on left rib; if positive, then must be cleared by physician or no contest until 01/02
  • Kenny Robertson: Requires right elbow to be cleared by orthopedic physician or no contest until 01/02
  • Bruno Santos: Requires possible nasal fracture to be cleared by physician or no contest until 01/02; minimum suspension of no contest until 07/27, no contact until 07/20 due to laceration
  • Luke Zachrich: Requires x-ray on left hand; if positive, then must be cleared by orthopedic physician or no contest until 01/02; minimum suspension of no contest until 08/20, no contact until 08/05 due to right eye laceration
  • Kevin Casey: Requires left elbow to be cleared by orthopedic physician or no contest until 01/02
  • Matt Mitrione: Requires follow-up chest CT Scan in six months, due 12/16
  • Stefan Struve: Must be medically cleared before next contest and must see a cardiologist every six months, due 11/07
  • Lyoto Machida: Suspended until 09/04; no contact until 08/20 due to facial laceration
  • Bubba Bush: Suspended until 09/04; no contact until 08/20
  • George Roop: Suspended until 08/20; no contact until 08/05
  • Alexis Davis: Suspended until 07/27; no contact until 07/20

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