Covington Facing Six Months Off

A very bad few days may have gotten worse for Colby Covington on Monday, as the former interim UFC welterweight champion has been handed a six-month suspension following UFC 245.

Covington suffered a “nondisplaced midline mandibular fracture” in the third round of his main event fight against Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title. Covington must be cleared by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to be cleared to compete, or he will be forced to the bench until June 12th of next year.

Usman also faces a similar suspension due to a broken left thumb, which must be cleared by an orthopedic doctor and undergo an X-ray on the thumb.

Here are the full medical suspensions for UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington

Kamaru Usman — Must have left thumb x-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 1/14/20 with no contact until 1/5/20

Colby Covington — Must have nondisplaced midline mandibular fracture cleared by oral and maxillofacial surgeon or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Alexander Volkanovski — Must have right hand x-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension 1/29/20, no contest until 1/14/20.

Max Holloway — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20 due to leg pain

Amanda Nunes — Suspended until 1/4/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Germaine de Randamie — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20.

Marlon Moraes — Suspended until 1/29/20, no contact until 1/14/20 due to cut on left eyelid.

Jose Aldo — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Petr Yan — Must have right foot X-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Urijah Faber ­— Suspended until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Geoff Neal — Must have left ribs X-ray, if positive must have doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 1/14/20 with no contact until 1/5/20.

Mike Perry — Must have nasal X-ray, if positive must have doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Ketlen Vieira — Suspended until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Omari Akhmedov — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Ian Heinisch — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Matt Brown — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20 due to cut on left eyebrow.

Ben Saunders — Suspended until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Daniel Teymur ­— Suspended until 1/29/20, no contact until 1/14/20

Brandon Moreno — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Kai Kara-France — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Jessica Eye — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/15/20 due to cut on left cheek.

Viviane Araujo — Must have X-ray or MRI of right hand and X-ray of right foot and left tibia, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20.

Oskar Piechota — Suspended until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20.

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