UFC 234 Medical Suspensions: Adesanya & Silva Get Six Months

The UFC 234 medical suspensions have been announced following last week’s pay-per-view (PPV) from Melbourne. In the main event of the night, Israel Adesanya defeated Anderson Silva via unanimous decision. Both fighters have received six-month medical suspensions for their participation in the contest, unless cleared by an ophthalmologist. Bantamweight Ricky Simon has also received a […]

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The UFC 234 medical suspensions have been announced following last week’s pay-per-view (PPV) from Melbourne.

In the main event of the night, Israel Adesanya defeated Anderson Silva via unanimous decision. Both fighters have received six-month medical suspensions for their participation in the contest, unless cleared by an ophthalmologist. Bantamweight Ricky Simon has also received a six-month suspension after his win over Rani Yahya.

However, he can return sooner if cleared by a doctor for his ight shoulder and right hand injuries. Check out the full UFC 234 medical suspensions below (via MMA Junkie):

  • Israel Adesanya: suspended 180 days or until cleared by ophthalmologist for left eye; suspended a minimum of seven days.
  • Anderson Silva: suspended 180 days or until cleared by ophthalmologist for right eye; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Ricky Simon: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor for right shoulder and right hand; suspended a minimum of 45 days with 30 days no contact.
  • Rani Yahya: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for hard bout.
  • Montana De La Rosa: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Nadia Kassem: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Jim Crute: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Sam Alvey: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO.
  • Devonte Smith: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Dong Hyun Ma: suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray for left shin; suspended a minimum of 45 days with 30 days no contact.
  • Shane Young: suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray for right foot; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Austin Arnett: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Kai Kara-France: suspended 180 days or until cleared by MRI for right wrist; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Raulian Paiva: suspended 45 days for left brow laceration and 30 days no contact.
  • Kyung Ho Kang: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Teruto Ishihara: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for TKO.
  • Lando Vannata: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Marcos Mariano: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Jalin Turner: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Callan Potter: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for TKO.
  • Jonathan Martinez: suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for left elbow; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Wuliji Buren: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for right toe laceration.

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Israel Adesanya Reflects On His UFC 234 Bout With Anderson Silva

Israel Adesanya still gets chills following his victory over Anderson Silva. Adesanya did battle with Silva in the main event of UFC 234. “The Last Stylebender” had often been compared to Silva for his exciting fighting style. After three r…

Israel Adesanya still gets chills following his victory over Anderson Silva. Adesanya did battle with Silva in the main event of UFC 234. “The Last Stylebender” had often been compared to Silva for his exciting fighting style. After three rounds of action, Adesanya emerged victorious via unanimous decision in front of the crowd in Melbourne, […]

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Israel Adesanya: Anderson Silva Couldn’t Match Me At UFC 234

Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva’s fight at UFC 234 had fans on the edge of their seats. Adesanya was able to best the former 185-pound king via unanimous decision. However, despite being 43 years old, spectators were very surprised with how competitive the Brazilian actually was in the fight. After it was all said and […]

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Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva’s fight at UFC 234 had fans on the edge of their seats.

Adesanya was able to best the former 185-pound king via unanimous decision. However, despite being 43 years old, spectators were very surprised with how competitive the Brazilian actually was in the fight. After it was all said and done, Adesanya was honored to have shared the Octagon with one of the legends who inspired him to become a UFC fighter in the first place.

Speaking to “The MMA Hour” recently, “Stylebender” admits the moment is still a surreal one to him (via MMA Fighting):

“It’s still cool,” Adesanya said. “Still very cool. Still kind of surreal a little bit. Because I was watching it myself, there’s certain moments that just, for me they’re like special moments for me because they were sh*t that I kind of like, I already knew and I’ve seen before happen many times with other fighters, Silva’s opponents, and I never fell victim to.”

While the fight certainly was more competitive than expected, Adesanya doesn’t think Silva ever truly matched him during the fight. He pointed to a few instances where Silva actually did catch him cleanly a few times, but ultimately, Adesanya believes he out-classe “The Spider” from start to finish:

“[The fight was] competitive to the point that he brought it, yes, but not competitive to the point that he was matching me,” Adesanya said. “One time he was able to match me was in the second round, and that was because he landed a nice jab, you know?

“Good on him. Credit to him. He landed that nice jab, and he flipped it, it was well-timed, and the second follow up jab was well timed, and he was like oh sh*t I gotta get this guy now. So it was time to put that pressure on him, put the sauce on. And he brought that energy,

“I felt that energy and I was like man, this is how people wilt under him, they don’t know what to do.”

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UFC Rankings Report: Adesanya Cracks Top Five At Middleweight

We have some UFC rankings updates to pass along after this past weekend’s UFC 234 pay-per-view (PPV) event. Check out the changes here: Pound for Pound: No changes. Women’s Strawweight: No changes. Women’s Flyweight: Montana De La Rosa had a dominant s…

We have some UFC rankings updates to pass along after this past weekend’s UFC 234 pay-per-view (PPV) event. Check out the changes here: Pound for Pound: No changes. Women’s Strawweight: No changes. Women’s Flyweight: Montana De La Rosa had a dominant showing against Nadia Kassem in Melbourne. Her second-round submission victory earned her the #11 spot, moving […]

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After UFC 234, State Of Middleweight Division Even Murkier Than Before

The UFC middleweight division has been a mess for the last couple of years. Ever since Michael Bisping shocked the world and knocked out Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, the 185lbs division has been a weight class full of confusion. After Bisping finished Roc…

The UFC middleweight division has been a mess for the last couple of years. Ever since Michael Bisping shocked the world and knocked out Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, the 185lbs division has been a weight class full of confusion. After Bisping finished Rockhold, he ended up fighting Dan Henderson next, which created a backlog […]

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Nick Diaz Confirms He Doesn’t Want To Fight

Nick Diaz addresses a potential rematch with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Diaz has not been seen in the Octagon since his bout with Silva in January 2015. The outcome was later overturned to a no contest after Silva tested positive for banned substances. On the flip side, Diaz failed a drug test in […]

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Nick Diaz addresses a potential rematch with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Diaz has not been seen in the Octagon since his bout with Silva in January 2015. The outcome was later overturned to a no contest after Silva tested positive for banned substances.

On the flip side, Diaz failed a drug test in relation to that fight for marijuana. As a result, he was suspended 18 months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

It turns out that the former UFC middleweight champion wanted a bout against Diaz before his UFC 234 fight booking. However, that fight wasn’t able to be made. Diaz made it clear through the power of social media that he’s in party mode right now and has no interest in not only fighting Silva but competition in general.

”We’re getting drunk right now. F**k all this!” Nick said in an Instagram Story, swinging a bottle of tequila in front of the camera. Diaz added (H/T to MMAMania) “I don’t want to hurt nobody. I just want to party.”

Israel Adesanya scored a decision win over former UFC middleweight champion in the headliner of the UFC 234 pay-per-view event. This event took place on February 9, 2019 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

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