29 Jun [MMA] 
UFC on ESPN 12 medical suspensions: Dustin Poirier, Dan Hooker get matching terms

Three fighters are facing 180-day suspensions as a result of UFC on ESPN 12 – but neither of the card’s headliners is among them.

On Tuesday, MMA Junkie acquired a full list of UFC on ESPN 12 medical suspensions from the Nevada Athletic Commission. Fighters can return sooner than the duration of their suspensions if cleared by a doctor.

Despite a back-and-forth battle for 25 minutes, Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker walked away relatively unscathed. Both men received a 60-day suspension due to a “tough fight.”

The three fighters facing the longest suspensions are Gian Villante, Brendan Allen, and Khama Worthy. All three combatants were handed potential six-month terms due to various injuries.

Villante suffered a hand injury in his main card loss to Maurice Greene, right after Allen sustained injuries to his nose and eye against Kyle Daukaus. Allen’s manager, Brian Butler, revealed the extent of his fighter’s injuries in a post on Sunday. As for Worthy, the promotional sophomore injured both his knee and hand in a win over Luis Pena, according to the medical report.

The full list of UFC on ESPN 12 medical suspensions include:

  • Dustin Poirier: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days due to a “tough fight”
  • Dan Hooker: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days due to a “tough fight”
  • Mike Perry: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days or until left eyebrow lacerations are cleared by a doctor
  • Mickey Gall: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Maurice Greene: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to left cheek laceration
  • Gian Villante: Suspended 180 days or until left hand x-ray is cleared by a doctor; also suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Brendan Allen: Suspended 180 days or until left orbital, nasal, and sinus fractures are cleared by an ear, nose, and throat doctor; also suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Kyle Daukaus: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days due to eyebrow laceration
  • Takashi Sato: No suspension
  • Jason Witt: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Julian Erosa: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to left eye laceration
  • Sean Woodson: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Khama Worthy: Suspended 180 days or until right ankle x-ray and left knee MRI are cleared by an orthopedic doctor.
  • Luis Pena: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Tanner Boser: No suspension
  • Philipe Lins: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • Kay Hansen: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days, or until left eye laceration is cleared by a doctor
  • Jinh Yu Frey: No suspension
  • Youssef Zalal: No suspension
  • Jordan Griffin: No suspension