Medical Suspensions Post UFC 299: O’Malley Sidelined Indefinitely

"O'Malley Faces Indefinite UFC Hiatus"

Unprecedented Outcomes The aftermath of UFC 299 in Miami has been a testament to the grueling nature of mixed martial arts. With fourteen bouts on the docket, the event saw its fair share of high-octane action. Among the twenty-eight athletes that stepped into the octagon, five have been handed indefinite medical suspensions, a list that notably includes UFC standout “Sugar” Sean O’Malley following his appearance in the event’s marquee matchup.

A Mixed Bag of Medical Suspensions In addition to O’Malley, four other fighters are on the indefinite suspension list due to injuries sustained in battle. Conversely, a fortunate group of nine competitors walked away without any suspension. The remaining fighters received medical suspensions ranging from 30 to 60 days, subject to revision pending further medical evaluation.

The Complete Suspension Roster Here’s a detailed look at the medical suspensions as per the Florida Athletic Commission (FAC), the governing body for UFC 299:

  • Joanne Wood: 30 days, with 21 days no contact
  • Maryna Moroz: 30 days, with 21 days no contact
  • Asu Almabaev: No suspension
  • CJ Vergara: No suspension
  • Robelis Despaigne: No suspension
  • Josh Parisian: 60 days
  • Michel Pereira: No suspension
  • Michal Oleksiejczuk: 60 days due to submission loss
  • Kyler Phillips: No suspension
  • Pedro Munhoz: 30 days, tough fight

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  • Mateusz Garmot: 30 days, with 21 days no contact
  • Rafael dos Anjos: 30 days, with 21 days no contact
  • Maycee Barber: No suspension
  • Katlyn Cerminara: No suspension
  • Curtis Blaydes: No suspension
  • Jailton Almeida: 30 days
  • Petr Yan: 30 days, tough fight
  • Song Yadong: 30 days, tough fight
  • Jack Della Maddalena: Indefinite, pending orthopedic clearance
  • Gilbert Burns: Indefinite, pending neurological clearance


  • Michael Page: No suspension
  • Kevin Holland: 30 days, tough fight
  • Dustin Poirier: 45 days, tough fight
  • Benoit Saint Denis: 60 days, tough fight
  • Sean O’Malley: Indefinite, pending orthopedic clearance
  • Marlon Vera: 60 days, pending neurological tests before return

Navigating Through Recovery These suspensions underscore the physical toll that fighters endure and the paramount importance of their health and safety. As they recuperate, fans eagerly await their return, hoping for quick and thorough recoveries.

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