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UFC 195 medical suspensions: Dustin Poirier, two others potentially out six months

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Dustin Poirier and his badly broken nose headlined a list of four fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 195, according to information released Monday to MMA Fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Poirier battered Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy on the UFC Fight Pass portion of Saturday night's card, but still emerged from his decision win needing to receive doctor's clearance on his fractured nose or be held out of competition until July 2.

Three other fighters were handed similarly lengthy medical sentences: Kyle Noke (fractured nose), Sheldon Westcott (left knee, right hand), and Joe Soto (eye).

UFC 195 took place Jan. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Robbie Lawler defended his UFC welterweight title with a memorable win over Carlos Condit in the night's main event.

The complete list of UFC 195's medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Kyle Noke: Requires fractured nose to be cleared by doctor or no contest until 07/02; minimum suspension no contest until 02/02, no contact until 01/24 due to left elbow strain
  • Dustin Poirier: Requires fractured nose to be cleared by doctor or no contest until 07/02; minimum suspension no contest until 02/17, no contact until 02/02
  • Sheldon Westcott: Requires left knee to be cleared and right hand to be x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 07/02; minimum suspension no contest until 02/02, no contact until 01/24
  • Joe Soto: Requires follow-up exam with retinal specialist done by 05/01
  • Robbie Lawler: Suspended until 03/03, no contact until 02/17
  • Carlos Condit: Suspended until 03/03, no contact until 02/17
  • Scott Holtzman: Suspended until 03/03, no contact until 02/17
  • Andrei Arlovski: Suspended until 02/17, no contact until 02/02
  • Drew Dober: Suspended until 02/02, no contact until 01/14
  • Joseph Duffy: Suspended until 02/02, no contact until 01/14 due to lacerations
  • Edgar Garcia: Suspended until 02/02, no contact until 01/14