Rose And Silva Headline UFC 237 Medical Suspensions
Following two concerning finishes at UFC 237, former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and Anderson Silva, were handed lengthy medical suspensions.
The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced Sunday that both fighters were handed 180-day medical suspensions, along with Laureano Staropoli and Bethe Correia.
Namajunas, who was dropped on her head in a brutal slam by Jessica Andrade in the UFC 237 main event is given a mandatory 60 day suspension, with no contact for 45 days, afterwards can be cleared by a doctor following an MRI on her neck.
Silva suffered a right knee injury after a leg kick by Jared Cannonier in the co-main event. While he reportedly did not suffer a fracture, the “Spider” underwent an MRI on Monday to find the issue.
Silva can return after 45 days (no contact for 30 days), if cleared by a doctor to compete.
After taking a decision from Thiago Alves, Starpoli needs an X-ray of his nose to be cleared following a mandatory 45 day suspension with no contact for 30 of those days.
Correia, who missed weight, lost via submission to Irene Aldana and may sit six months due to a possible elbow injury.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Sergio Moraes were given 60 day suspensions due to being knocked out during the event’s preliminary card.