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As expected, Chris
Weidman
is facing a lengthy time on the shelf after the
unfortunate events that transpired at UFC
261
.

Weidman has been suspended six months and requires clearance from
an orthodpedic doctor after breaking his leg on a low kick checked
by Uriah
Hall
in their bout on April 24 at Vystar Veterans Memorial
Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The Florida State Boxing Commission
released medical suspensions from the event to
mixedmartialarts.com
.

Weidman’s recovery likely will be longer than that, as the fighter
revealed that it could be up to a year before he resumes training
after having a rod inserted into his leg during post-fight
surgery.

Five other fighters from UFC 261 are facing potential six-month
terms (The Florida Commission did not release specific injuries for
the majority of the card’s participants): Dwight
Grant
, Pat
Sabatini
, Rodrigo
Vargas
, Zhu Rong and
Na
Liang
. Additionally, Karl
Roberson
is suspended indefinitely and must provide a negative
MRI or he will be sidelined six months.

UFC 261 Medical Suspensions: Jorge
Masvidal
: suspended 60 days

Weili
Zhang
: suspended 60 days

Jessica
Andrade
: suspended 30 days

Chris
Weidman
: suspended 180 days and requires clearance from
orthopedic doctor

Jimmy
Crute
: suspended 60 days and requires clearance by orthopedic
doctor Alex
Oliveira
: suspended 30 days

Dwight
Grant
: suspended 180 days

Brendan
Allen
: suspended 30 days

Karl
Roberson
: suspended indefinitely, negative MRI required or 180
day suspension

Pat
Sabatini
: suspended 180 days, X-ray/MRI clearance required for
right thumb/hand

Kevin
Natividad
: suspended 45 days

Rodrigo
Vargas
: suspended 180 days

Zhu
Rong
: suspended 180 days

Jeff
Molina
: suspended 15 days

Qileng
Aori
: suspended 60 days, CT scan clearance required for head
and face

Na
Liang
: suspended 180 days


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