UFC 250 medical suspensions: Amanda Nunes, Felicia Spencer face potential six-month terms

UFC 250 medical suspensions: Amanda Nunes, Felicia Spencer face potential six-month terms

Two-division UFC champ Amanda Nunes and featherweight title challenger Felicia Spencer had very different competitive outcomes at UFC 250, but both face potentially long timeouts.

According to medical suspensions released on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission, which regulated the ESPN+ pay-per-view event this past Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nunes needs an X-ray of her right tibia and fibula to avoid a six-month suspension.

Spencer, meanwhile, needs doctor clearance for an orbital fracture and broken nose to shorten a half-year timeout.

Nunes battered Spencer over five rounds to retain the UFC featherweight title. So dominant was the champ’s performance, many fighters said online that the Spencer’s corner could have thrown in the towel.

If Nunes follows through with her stated post-fight plans, a six-month suspension will have no effect on her career. The champ said she might not fight for the rest of 2020 as she prepares for the arrival of her daughter with UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff.

In other notable suspensions, Raphael Assuncao and Eddie Wineland, who were viciously knocked out in respective bouts against ex-champ Cody Garbrandt and Sean O’Malley, received 60-day suspensions.

Here’s the full list of medical suspensions from UFC 250:

Amanda Nunes: needs X-ray of right tibia/fibula – if broken, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until Dec. 4; suspended at a minimum until July 7 with no contact until June 28.

Felicia Spencer: needs clearance from maxillofacial surgeon on left orbital floor and nasal fracture or suspended until Dec. 4; suspended at a minimum until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 22.

Raphael Assuncao: suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 22.

Neil Magny: suspended until July 7 with no contact until June 28.

Eddie Wineland: suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 22.

Chase Hooper: needs X-Ray of right thumb – if broken, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until Dec. 4; suspended at a minimum until July 7 with no contact until June 28.

Gerald Meerschaert: suspended until July 22 with no contact until July 7.

Cody Stamann: suspended until July 7 with no contact until June 28.

Brian Kelleher: needs right foot X-ray – if broken, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until Dec. 4; suspended at a minimum until July 7 with no contact until June 28.

Charles Byrd: needs left wrist X-ray – if broken, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until Dec. 4; suspended at a minimum until July 7 with no contact until June 28.

Alex Perez: needs right ankle, foot and right ribs X-ray – if broken, needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until Dec. 4; suspended at a minimum until July 7 with no contact until June 28.

Jussier Formiga: suspended until July 22 with no contact until July 7.

Devin Clark: needs clearance from maxillofacial surgeon on left orbital floor fracture or suspended until Dec. 4; suspended at a minimum until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 22 for laceration.

Gilbert Burns: needs new MRI by June 3, must have left foot sutures cleared by doctor or no contact until July 7.

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