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TUF 17 Finale Medical Suspensions: Miesha Tate sidelined for up to six months

TUF-17-Finale-posterThe Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale delivered entertainment from start to finish last weekend as might be expected from a card featuring nine finishes and a trio of hard-fought decisions. However, the wars waged in the Octagon did not come without a price, as 16 of the 24 competitors who saw action will spend at least a few weeks on the sidelines before getting clearance to resume training at full speed.

The Nevada State Athletic commission recently released a list of medical suspensions attached to the event with names including headliners Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen, as well as the likes of Ultimate Fighter 17 champ Kelvin Gastelum and Fight of the Night winners Cat Zingano/Miesha Tate.

Out of the aforementioned group, Tate’s sentence was the strongest, putting her on the sidelines for six months unless cleared by a specialist. Additionally, the earliest “Cupcake” can return to action is June 13. That being said, Gastelum, Jorgensen, and Zingano are all out for indefinite periods, so it is possible one of the bunch could end up shelved for longer than Tate.

Read below for a full rundown of the damage:

  • Justin Lawrence – Suspended until 5/14; no contact before 4/29
  • Sam Sicilia – Suspended until 5/14; no contact prior to 5/5 due to thumb injury/eye laceration
  • Maximo Blanco – Suspended until 5/14; no contact prior to 5/5
  • Cole Miller – Suspended until 5/5; no contact prior to 4/29
  • Bristol Marunde – Suspended until 5/14; no contact prior to 5/5 due to facial laceration
  • Jimmy Quinlan – Suspended until 5/29; no contact prior to 5/14
  • Collin Hart – Suspended until 10/11 unless cleared for nasal fracture/ankle injury; minimum suspension until 5/29 with no contact prior to 5/14
  • Luke Barnatt – Suspended until 5/29; no contact prior to 5/14 due to eye laceration
  • Kevin Casey – Suspended until 6/13; no contact prior to 5/29
  • Bubba McDaniel – Suspended until 5/29; no contact prior to 5/14
  • Gabriel Gonzaga – Suspended until 5/29; no contact prior to 5/14
  • Miesha Tate – Suspended until 10/11 unless cleared by doctor for nose; minimum suspension until 6/13 with no contact prior to 5/29
  • Cat Zingano – Must have left hand x-rayed and will need orthopedist’s clearance if positive; minimum suspension until 5/14 with no contact prior to 5/5
  • Kelvin Gastelum – Must have right forearm x-rayed and cleared by orthopedist if positive; minimum suspension until 5/14 with no contact prior to 5/5
  • Scott Jorgensen – Must have right wrist x-rayed and cleared by orthopedist if positive; minimum suspension until 5/14 with no contact prior to 5/5
  • Urijah Faber – Suspended until 5/14 with no contact until 5/5 with pain in right hand

PHOTO CREDIT – MMAWEEKLY/UFC

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