The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale medical suspensions: Tate, Hart lead list of 16


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meisha-tate-20.jpgSixteen fighters from this past weekend’s The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale event received medical suspensions, including Miesha Tate and Collin Hart, who could be out up to six months if not cleared earlier by doctors.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently requested and today received the list of suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulated the event.

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale took place April 13 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. The main card aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.

In the main event, Urijah Faber defeated Scott Jorgensen with a fourth-round submission. Both fighters were issued one-month suspensions for precautionary reasons after a back-and-forth battle. Jorgensen must also have a potential right wrist injury cleared.

The longest orders fell to former Strikeforce champ Miesha Tate and “The Ultimate Fighter 17? cast member Collin Hart, who each received six-month orders. Both can be cleared early by physicians following additional testing.

The full list of The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale medical suspensions includes:

  • Miesha Tate: Suspended until October 11 unless cleared early by ear, nose and throat doctor; minimum suspension until June 13 with no contact in training until May 29
  • Collin Hart: Suspended until October 11 for possible nasal fracture and left ankle injury unless cleared early by doctor; minimum suspension until May 29 with no contact in training until May 14
  • Kevin Casey: Suspended until June 13 with no contact in training until May 29
  • Gabriel Gonzaga: Suspended until May 29 with no contact in training until May 14 for precautionary reasons
  • Robert “Bubba” McDaniel: Suspended until May 29 with no contact in training until May 14 for precautionary reasons
  • Luke Barnatt: Suspended until May 29 with no contact in training until May 14 for right eye laceration
  • Jimmy Quinlan: Suspended until May 29 with no contact in training until May 14 for precautionary reasons
  • Scott Jorgensen: Must have right wrist X-ray; if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor – minimum suspension until May 14 with no contact in training until May 5
  • Kelvin Gastelum: Must have right forearm X-ray; if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor – minimum suspension until May 14 with no contact in training until May 5
  • Cat Zingano: Must have left hand X-ray; if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor – minimum suspension until May 14 with no contact in training until May 5
  • Bristol Marunde: Suspended until May 14 with no contact in training until May 5 due to laceration
  • Maximo Blanco: Suspended until May 14 with no contact in training until May 5 for precautionary reasons
  • Sam Sicilia: Suspended until May 14 with no contact in training until May 5 due to right thumb injury, right-eye laceration
  • Justin Lawrence: Suspended until May 14 with no contact in training until April 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Urijah Faber: Suspended until May 14 with no contact in training until May due to pain in right hand
  • Cole Miller: Suspended until May 5 with no contact in training until April 29 for precautionary reasons

For complete coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(Pictured: Miesha Tate)

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