Glover Teixeira may very well be out 6 months

Glover Teixeira may very well be out 6 months



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Glover Teixeira and Anthony Smith are dealing with months-long medical suspensions because of their UFC on ESPN+ 29 headlining conflict.

Teixeira (31-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC), who defeated Smith by fifth-round TKO, won’t struggle for 180 days until he’s cleared by a doctor. He might be mandated to serve 45 days of that suspension no matter physician’s clearance.

The Florida State Boxing Fee, which oversaw the occasion, has suspended Smith (33-15 MMA, 8-5 UFC) a minimal of 60 days. MMA Junkie obtained an inventory of the UFC 249 athletes’ medical suspensions from the Florida Boxing Fee on Thursday.

Different fighters dealing with potential 180-day layoffs embrace Ovince Saint Preux, Alexander Hernandez, Ricky Simon, Michael Johnson, Omar Morales and Gabriel Benitez.

UFC on ESPN+ 29 befell Wednesday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment in Jacksonville, Fla. The primary card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

The entire record of UFC on ESPN+ 29 medical suspensions included:

  • Glover Teixeira: Suspended 180 days until cleared by doctor; minimal suspension 45 days.
  • Anthony Smith: Suspended minimal 60 days; extra suspension to be decided pending take a look at outcomes.
  • Ovince Saint Preux: Suspended 180 days until cleared by doctor; minimal suspension 30 days.
  • Drew Dober: Suspended 30 days.
  • Alexander Hernandez: Suspended 180 days until cleared by doctor; minimal suspension 60 days.
  • Ricky Simon: Suspended 180 days until cleared by doctor; minimal suspension 30 days.
  • Ray Borg: Suspended 30 days.
  • Andrei Arlovski: Suspended 30 days.
  • Philipe Lins: Suspended 30 days.
  • Michael Johnson: Suspended 180 days until cleared by doctor; minimal suspension 30 days.
  • Sarah Moras: Suspended 30 days.
  • Omar Morales: Suspended 180 days until cleared by doctor; minimal suspension 45 days.
  • Gabriel Benitez: Suspended 180 days until cleared by doctor; minimal suspension 45 days.
  • Brian Kelleher: Suspended 30 days.
  • Hunter Azure: Suspended 60 days.
  • Ike Villanueva: Suspended 45 days.


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