UFC 181 Medical Suspensions: Anthony Pettis Could Be Out Up to Six Months

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis could face a medical suspension for as long as six months following his UFC 181 defense against Gilbert Melendez.

The Nevada Athletic Commission released their medical suspensions report on Monday. According to the report, Pettis must have his left hand x-rayed. If images are positive, the 155-pound champ will require no contact until June 6, 2015 or get clearance from a doctor to compete earlier.

Following a split-decision loss to Robbie Lawler in the main event, now-former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks faces a one-month suspension. Hendricks is to have no contact until Dec. 28.

Other notable suspensions include Abel Trujillo, who suffered a fractured nose in his loss to Tony Ferguson. Trujillo faces a six-month suspension until June 6, 2015. He can compete earlier, but no sooner than Jan. 6, 2015 and with a physician’s clearance.

Other UFC 181 suspensions are as follows:

  • Brendan Schaub: Suspended until Feb. 5, 2015.
  • Anthony Hamilton: Suspended until Jan. 21, 2015. No contact until Jan. 6, 2015 (right forehead laceration).
  • Todd Duffee: Suspended until Jan. 6, 2015. No contact until Dec. 28 (forehead laceration).
  • Tony Ferguson: Suspended until Jan. 21, 2015. No contact until Jan. 6, 2015 (right forehead laceration).
  • Francisco Rivera: Must have left eye abrasion cleared by an ophthalmologist or no contest until June 6, 2015.
  • Edward Gordon: Must have a post-concussive clearance from a neurologist or sports medicine doctor prior to starting contact training. Minimum suspension no contest until March 7, 2015. No contact until Feb. 5, 2015.
  • Raquel Pennington: Suspended until Jan. 21, 2015. No contact until Jan. 6, 2015 (forehead laceration).
  • Matthew Hobar: Suspended until Jan. 6 2015. No contact until Dec. 28 (left-eye hematoma).
  • Sergio Pettis: Suspended until Jan. 6, 2015. No contact until Dec. 28.
  • Clay Collard: Must have left forearm cleared by an orthopedic physician or no contest until June 6, 2015. Minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 6, 2015. No contact until Dec. 28.
  • Alexander White: Suspended until Jan. 6, 2015. No contact until Dec. 28 (left-eyebrow laceration).

Follow MMAWeekly.com on FacebookTwitter and Instagram