Medical Suspensions: Brian Ortega Out For Six Months After A Grisly Loss At UFC 231

Brian Ortega Received A Lengthy Layoff

Undefeated Brian Ortega entered last Saturday’s showdown against UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in a hope to win the title. However, things didn’t go as planned. Throughout the fight, Holloway landed an absurd amount of strikes. ‘Blessed’ hurled a total of 490 significant strikes at ‘T City. Most of those strikes landed exactly on Ortega’s face. By the end of the fourth round, Brian Ortega left with a broken nose, swollen left eye and thumb injury. The doctor stepped in and waved off the fight.

Despite absorbing an inhuman amount of punishment, Ortega stayed in the fight like a tough dude.

On Sunday evening, Ortega broke his silence on his stoppage loss and revealed multiple injuries. ‘T City’ was hospitalized following the conclusion of the fight.

Due to the severity of his injuries, Ortega should get a physician clearance or sit out for 180 days before return to Octagon, according to Ontario commission officials. (h/t MMAFighting)

List of UFC 231 medical suspensions are as below:

  • Brian Ortega: 180 days and medical clearance
  • Chad Laprise: 180 days and medical clearance
  • Alex Oliveira: 60 days
  • Jimi Manuwa: 60 days and medical clearance
  • Kyle Nelson: 60 days
  • Devin Clark: 60 days and medical clearance
  • Max Holloway: 30 days
  • Valentina Shevchenko: 30 days
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk: 30 days
  • Gunnar Nelson: 30 days and medical clearance
  • Kyle Bochniak: 30 days and medical clearance
  • Jessica Eye: 30 days
  • Katlyn Chookagian: 30 days
  • Elias Theodorou: 30 days
  • Eryk Anders: 30 days and medical clearance
  • Matthew Lopez: 30 days
  • Hakeem Dawodu: 14 days
  • Thiago Santos: 14 days
  • Nina Ansaroff: 14 days and medical clearance
  • Claudia Gadelha: 14 days
  • Gilbert Burns: 14 days
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier: 14 days
  • Brad Katona: 14 days
  • Dhiego Lima: 14 days
  • Diego Ferreira: 14 days
  • Aleksandar Rakic: 14 days
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