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TUF Finale 24 medical suspensions: Henry Cejudo, Jake Ellenberger potentially out six months

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC title challenger Henry Cejudo and welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger highlighted a list of four fighters to receive potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, according to information released Tuesday to MMA Fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Cejudo and Ellenberger both suffered defeats on the event's main card, with Cejudo losing a polarizing split decision to fellow TUF 24 coach Joseph Benavidez, and Ellenberger dropping via first-round TKO at the hands of Jorge Masvidal. Both men will now be required to seek medical clearance on potential injuries (Cejudo, left hand; Ellenberger, left foot) or remain sidelined until June 2, 2017.

In addition to Cejudo and Ellenberger, two other fighters on the preliminary card received similarly lengthy six-month medical suspensions: Ryan Benoit (nose) and Devin Clark (right thumb).

TUF 24 Finale took place Dec. 3 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his title with a unanimous decision victory over TUF 24 winner Tim Elliott in the night's main event, which aired live on FOX Sports 1.

A complete list of TUF 24 Finale's medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Henry Cejudo: Must have left hand x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/02/17; minimum suspension of no contest until 12/25, no contact until 12/18
  • Jake Ellenberger: Must have left foot x-rayed or have an MRI, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/02/17; minimum suspension of no contest until 01/03/17, no contact until 12/25
  • Ryan Benoit: Must have nose x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until 06/02/17; minimum suspension of no contest until 01/03/17, no contact until 12/25
  • Devin Clark: Must have right thumb x-rayed, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/02/17
  • Sara McMann: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17
  • Gray Maynard: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17 due to left eyebrow laceration
  • Matt Schnell: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17
  • Jamie Moyle: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17 due to laceration above left eye
  • Elvis Mutapcic: Suspended until 01/18/17, no contact until 01/03/17 due to left frontal scalp laceration
  • Tim Elliott: Suspended until 01/03/17, no contact until 12/25
  • Jared Cannonier: Suspended until 12/25, no contact until 12/18
  • Rob Font: Must have follow-up MRA in two years, due 12/01/18