UFC 256 medical suspensions: Deiveson Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno, Tony Ferguson among seven facing lengthy suspensions

UFC 256 medical suspensions: Deiveson Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno, Tony Ferguson among seven facing lengthy suspensions

The UFC’s last pay-per-view of 2020 was a thriller, but it could be a while before we see some of its stars compete again.

Seven fighters are facing potential six-month medical suspensions, including UFC 256 flyweight championship main event participants Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. The two battled for 25 minutes this past Saturday, with Figueiredo successfully defending his title via majority draw.

Figueiredo will require clearance from a doctor for a broken toe on his right foot and an MRI of his right bicep. If that MRI is positive, Figueiredo will then require clearance from an orthopedic doctor or be on the shelf until June 11.

Moreno must also undergo an MRI for his left shoulder and an X-ray of his left forearm and receive clearance from corresponding doctors or he faces the same potential suspension as Figueiredo.

Other fighters who competed on Saturday that will require further examination and clearance to avoid a six-month suspension are Tony Ferguson (left elbow), Mackenzie Dern (nasal fracture, left hand), Cub Swanson (right hand), Sam Hughes (left eye), and Peter Barrett (right knee).

The UFC 256 medical suspensions were released Friday by official records keeper mixedmartialarts.com. See the full list of suspensions below:

Deiveson Figueiredo: Must have possible broken right little toe cleared by doctor and MRI of right bicep, if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 11; minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Brandon Moreno: Must have MRI of left shoulder and X-ray of left forearm, if positive must be cleared by doctor or no contest until June 11, minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 27, no contact until Jan. 12

Charles Oliveira: Suspended until Jan. 12, no contact until Jan. 3 (cut over left eyebrow)

Tony Ferguson: Must have MRI of left elbow, if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 11, minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 27, no contact until Jan. 12

Mackenzie Dern: Must have CT scan for possible nasal fracture and X-ray for left hand. If CT scan is positive must be cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until June 12; if X-ray is positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 12; minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 27, no contact until Jan. 12

Virna Jandiroba: Suspended until Jan. 12, no contact until Jan. 3 (hard fight)

Ronaldo Souza: Suspended until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Junior dos Santos: Suspended until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Cub Swanson: Must have X-ray of right hand, if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until June 12, minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 12, no contact until Jan. 3

Daniel Pineda: Suspended until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Renato Moicano: Suspended until Feb. 11, no contact until Jan. 27

Billy Quarantillo: Suspended until Jan. 21, no contact until Jan. 3 (left eye laceration)

Sam Hughes: Must have left eye cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until June 11; minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 27, no contact until Jan. 12

Peter Barrett: Must have MRI of right knee, if positive must be cleared by doctor or no contest until June 11; minimum suspension no contact until Jan. 12

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