UFC 258 medical suspensions: Kamaru Usman among eight facing potential six-month layoff

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Farah Hannoun
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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman could be sidelined for up to six months after his most recent title defense.

Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC), who retained his title after stopping Gilbert Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) in the third round of the UFC 258 main event, will need doctor clearance for his right foot or he could be looking at a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Joining Usman with potential 180-day terms is Alexa Grasso, who defeated Maycee Barber via unanimous decision. Grasso (13-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) must have an X-ray and MRI on her right knee. Barber (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who returned after more than a year away, could be facing time on the shelf again, requiring an MRI on her right shoulder.

MMA Junkie on Tuesday obtained the full list of suspensions from MixedMartialArts.com, the Association of Boxing Commissions’ official record keeper.

The full list of UFC 258 medical suspensions includes:

  • Kamaru Usman: Needs X-ray of right foot, and clearance by doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.

  • Gilbert Burns: Needs right eyebrow and left orbital lacerations cleared by doctor, otherwise suspended 45 days; minimum suspension is 30 days.

  • Maycee Barber: Needs MRI of right shoulder, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.

  • Alexa Grasso: Needs X-ray and MRI of right knee, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.

  • Kelvin Gastelum: No suspension.

  • Ian Heinisch: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.

  • Ricky Simon: No suspension.

  • Brian Kelleher: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.

  • Maki Pitolo: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.

  • Julian Marquez: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.

  • Rodolfo Vieira: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact.

  • Anthony Hernandez: Needs X-ray of right hand, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 21 days with 14 days no contact.

  • Belal Muhammad: No suspension.

  • Dhiego Lima: Needs X-ray of nose, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 45 days with 30 days no contact.

  • Polyana Viana: No suspension.

  • Mallory Martin: Needs MRI of right elbow, and clearance by doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.

  • Andre Ewell: No suspension.

  • Chris Gutierrez: Needs X-ray of nose, doctor clearance, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.

  • Gabriel Green: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact due to left eye laceration.

  • Phil Rowe: Needs X-ray of left knee, and clearance by doctor, otherwise suspended 180 days; minimum suspension is 30 days with 21 days no contact.