UFC 187 Medical Suspensions: Belfort, Browne and Arlovski Face Lengthy Time Off

Several fighters from Saturday’s UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier event in Las Vegas received what could potentially be lengthy medical suspensions.

Topping the list were new UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who needs an MRI within the next six months, and several other fighters that could be suspended for up to six months depending upon their medical follow-ups.

The Nevada Athletic Commission is requiring Cormier to have a follow-up MRI “with and without contrast in six months.” That could keep him sidelined until November.

Fighters that could be out until Nov. 20 include Vitor Belfort, Andrei Arlovski, and Travis Browne.

Although she had to pull out of her fight with Rose Namajunas due to illness, Nina Ansaroff was also suspended. She must get medical clearance or she will also be out until Nov. 20.

The Nevada Athletic Commission released the UFC 187 medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com. UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier took place on Saturday, May 23, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 187 Medical Suspensions

  • Daniel Cormier: Must have a follow-up MRI with and without contrast in six months. The MRI is due by Nov. 1.
  • Anthony Johnson: Suspended until July 7 with no contact until June 23 due to left eyebrow laceration.
  • Chris Weidman: Suspended until July 7 with no contact until June 23 due to left eyebrow laceration.
  • Vitor Belfort: Must have his left shoulder cleared by doctor or no contest until Nov. 20. Faces a minimum suspension until July 7 with no contact until June 23.
  • John Makdessi: Must have broken jaw cleared by doctor or no contest until Nov. 20. Faces a minimum suspension until July 7 with no contact until June 23.
  • Andrei Arlovski: Must have an MRI of his left shoulder cleared by doctor or no contest until Nov. 20.
  • Travis Browne: Must have nasal fracture cleared by doctor or no contest until Nov. 20. Faces a minimum suspension until July 22 with no contact until July 7.
  • John Moraga: Suspended until July 7 with no contact until June 23 due to scalp laceration.
  • Rafael Natal: Suspended until June 23 with no contact until June 14 due to right eyebrow laceration.
  • Nina Ansaroff: Must be cleared by doctor before next fight or no contest until Nov. 20.
  • Colby Covington: Suspended until July 7 with no contact until June 23 due to left eyebrow laceration.
  • Mike Pyle: Suspended until June 23 with no contact until June 14.
  • Leo Kuntz: Suspended until June 23 with no contact until June 14.
  • Justin Scoggins: Suspended until June 23 with no contact until June 14 due to left eyebrow laceration.
  • Josh Sampo: Suspended until June 23 with no contact until June 14.

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