Iaquinta Headlines UFC 243 Injured List

Al Iaquinta did not have a great return to Australia on October 5th, as he not only suffered a unanimous decision loss, but the lightweight may be dealing with a six-month medical suspension.

The 180-day suspension was handed down by the Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board of Victoria, who was the regulatory board for the Pay-Per-View from Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.

To not sit out until April, Iaquinta must get X-rays on the tibia and fibula of his left legs, and being cleared by a doctor.

The popular Long Island, New York-based fighter was the only fighter to get a significant medical suspension, including Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker, who fought on the card’s main event.

See the full list of UFC 243 medical suspensions below:

Israel Adesanya: 7-day mandatory rest period
Robert Whittaker: 60-day medical suspension for KO, 45 days no contact
Dan Hooker: 30-day medical suspension for left knee lacerations, 21 days no contact
Al Iaquinta: 180-day medical suspension for left tibula and fibula, foot injuries
Sergey Spivak: 7-day mandatory rest period
Tai Tuivasa: 45-days medical suspension for right rib soreness, 30 days no contact
Dhiego Lima: 7-day mandatory rest period
Luke Jumeau: 30-day medical suspension (scans and X-rays were negative), 21 days no contact
Yorgan De Castro: 7-day mandatory rest period
Justin Tafa: 60-day medical suspension for KO, 45 days no contact
Jake Matthews: 7-day mandatory rest period
Rostem Akman: 7-day mandatory rest period
Callan Potter: 30-day medical suspension (no reason given), 21 days no contact
Maki Pitolo: 30-day medical suspension (no reason given), 21 days no contact
Brad Riddell: 45-day medical suspension for left eyebrow laceration, 30 days no contact
Jamie Mullarkey: 30-day medical suspension (scans were negative), 21 days no contact
Megan Anderson: 7-day mandatory rest period
Zarah Fairn: 30-day medical suspension for left eyelid laceration, 21 days no contact
Ji Yeon Kim: 7-day mandatory rest period
Nadia Kassem: 45-day medical suspension with 30-days no contact (scans and X-rays were negative)
Khalid Taha: 30-day medical suspension (no reason given), 21 days no contact
Bruno Silva: 45-day medical suspension for left eye laceration, 30 days no contact

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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