UFC 229 medical suspensions: Five, including Anthony Pettis, get potential six-month sits

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of five fighters who could be on the shelf for as long as six months after UFC 229.

Pettis (21-8 MMA, 8-7 UFC) didn’t go out for the third round in his fight against former interim champion Tony Ferguson (24-3 MMA, 14-1 UFC) in the co-main event. Pettis said he had a broken hand. But it’s not the hand that is going to officially keep him on the shelf.

Pettis needs to have a broken nose cleared by a doctor. Otherwise, he’ll be medically suspended for six months. Clearance will get him back sooner. The official medical suspensions made no mention of his hand.

MMAjunkie today obtained the list of medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw this past Saturday’s event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Along with Pettis’ potential six-month sit time, light heavyweight Dominick Reyes (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will need to have his left leg cleared by an X-Ray to avoid a long stretch on the sidelines after his win over Ovince Saint Preux (23-12 MMA, 11-7 UFC).

Scott Holtzman (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) needs a doctor to clear his right hadn and right foot after his knockout win over Alan Patrick (15-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC). And because of that knockout, Patrick could be out six months, as well, unless a doctor clears a left orbital fracture. And promotional newcomer Jalin Turner (7-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) needs a doctor to clear a broken nose before he can return quicker than six months after his first-round knockout loss to Vicente Luque (14-6-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC).

Of note, headlining former two-division champion Conor McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.

The full list of medical suspensions for UFC 229 includes:

  • Conor McGregor: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Anthony Pettis: Must have nasal fracture cleared by doctor. Otherwise, suspended 180 days.
  • Dominick Reyes: Must have left leg cleared by X-ray. Otherwise, suspended 180 days.
  • Ovince Saint Preux: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact.
  • Derrick Lewis: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for tough fight.
  • Alexander Volkov: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact.
  • Vicente Luque: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Jalin Turner: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact. Additionally, must have nasal fracture cleared by doctor or suspended 180 days.
  • Tonya Evinger: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
  • Scott Holtzman: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for cut on left forehead. Additionally, must have right hand and right foot cleared by doctor or suspended 180 days.
  • Alan Patrick: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact. Additionally, must have left orbital fracture cleared by doctor or suspended 180 days.
  • Gray Maynard: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for cut on left eyebrow.
  • Ryan LaFlare: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for cut on left forehead.

For complete coverage of UFC 229, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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