UFC on ESPN 2 injuries and medical suspensions for the athletes who competed at the “Barboza vs Gaethje” event on Saturday (March 30, 2019) in Philadelphia, PA have been released by The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission earlier today (April 1. 2019).
Paul Craig was suspended indefinitely and will have to get a doctor’s clearance before he returns to action following his win over Kennedy Nzechukwu (highlights). Jessica Aguilar was also handed the same suspension after she lost to Marina Rodriguez.
Furthermore, despite getting knocked out rather violently, Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson were handed 90 and 60 days mandatory sits, respectively. Take a look at the rest of the medical suspensions below (via MMA Fighting).
Paul Craig: Suspended indefinitely, requires doctor’s clearance
Jessica Aguilar: Suspended indefinitely, requires doctor’s clearance
Edson Barboza: Suspended 90 days
Michael Johnson: Suspended 60 days
Josh Emmett: Suspended 45 days
Marina Rodriguez: Suspended 45 days
Ross Pearson: Suspended 45 days
Sabina Mazo: Suspended 45 days
Justin Gaethje: Suspended 30 days
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Suspended 30 days
Sodiq Yusuff: Suspended 30 days
Sheymon Moraes: Suspended 30 days
Enrique Barzola: Suspended 30 days
Ray Borg: Suspended 30 days
Alex Perez: Suspended 30 days
Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.
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