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Poirier, Strickland issued with indefinite medical suspensions post-UFC 302

Dustin Poirier and Sean Strickland are among the athletes who have been issued medical suspensions in the wake of last weekend’s UFC 302 event in Newark, New Jersey. Poirier, who was defeated by Islam Makhachev in the main event, and Strickland, who won a split decision against Paulo Costa, were handed indefinite medica suspensions by

Poirier, Strickland issued with indefinite medical suspensions post-UFC 302

Dustin Poirier and Sean Strickland are among the many athletes who’ve been issued medical suspensions within the wake of final weekend’s UFC 302 occasion in Newark, New Jersey.

Poirier, who was defeated by Islam Makhachev in the primary occasion, and Strickland, who received a break up resolution in opposition to Paulo Costa, have been handed indefinite medica suspensions by the New Jersey State Athletic Management Board. In Poirier’s case he requires medical clearance for suspected nostril and knee accidents earlier than he’s permitted to return to competitors.

Poirier indicated post-fight that he’s contemplating retirement from the game after dropping the bout to the Russian champion.

Strickland, in the meantime, has additionally been indefinitely suspended and would require an x-ray on a suspected tibia harm earlier than he can return.

Makhachev and Costa have been each issued minor suspensions for lacerations and a proper foot harm, respectively.

Elsewhere, Michal Oleksiejczuk was indefinitely suspended as a result of arm/elbow harm he sustained in his submission loss to Kevin Holland, as have been Randy Brown, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Jailton Almeida.

A number of different fighters from the UFC 302 card have been additionally given medical suspensions for quite a lot of illnesses, however nothing that ought to prohibit a return to motion within the coming weeks/months.

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