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UFC 230 medical suspensions: Chris Weidman out 90 days after KO loss

Chris Weidman lost to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza via third-round knockout at UFC 230.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was one of two fighters to be issued a 90-day medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 230.

The New York State Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized medical suspension report to MMA Fighting on Tuesday.

Weidman suffered a third-round knockout loss to former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo Souza in co-main event of UFC 230. As a result of damage sustained in the contest, Weidman will be forced sit out a full 90 days before returning to active competition, per New York commission officials.

The only other fighters to receive a similar 90-day medical suspension was Ben Saunders, who sustained a first-round knockout loss to Lyman Good on the preliminary card.

UFC 230 took place Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

A complete list of UFC 230’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

Notably, bantamweight contender Brian Kelleher was also issued a 30-day suspension despite not competing. Kelleher was pulled from the card on the day of the event due to illness after missing weight by one pound at UFC 230’s official weigh-ins.

Medical Suspensions

Admin Suspension

  • Brian Kelleher: 30 days

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