Hand Injury Spells Long Suspension For Greg Hardy

When the UFC is out of the country, sometimes the governing bodies take a while to come out with their list of medical suspensions. In the case of October’s UFC Moscow event there was no governing body. So it's up to the UFC to hand down their suspensions internally with assistance from their medical team. 

One name of note from the event in Russia is the controversial Greg Hardy. The often discussed heavyweight stepped into the bout with Alexander Volkov on short notice with a chance to move quickly up the division. In addition to being unsuccessful in a unanimous decision loss, Hardy also seemed to suffer a hand injury early on in the fight. The post-fight suspensions support that as Hardy was handed a 180-day suspension, tied for the longest on the card. So while Hardy may have rushed back into the cage as quickly as he could for this bout, it appears it’ll be some time before we will see him again - although he can be cleared earlier with a negative x-ray. 

Complete list of the suspensions:

Zabit Magomedsharipov: 7 days

Calvin Kattar: 30 days

Alexander Volkov: 7 Days

Greg Hardy: 180 days to Hardy or until clear hand x-ray

Danny Roberts: 30 days

Zelim Imadaev: 7 days

Ed Herman: 30 days

Khadis Ibragimov: 7 days

Anthony Rocco Martin: 30 days

Ramazan Emeev: 7 days

Shamil Gamzatov: 7 days

Klidson Abreau: 7 days

Magomed Ankalaev: 7 days

Dalcha Lungiambula: 180 days

Rustam Khabilov: 7 days

Sergey Khandozhko: 7 days

Karl Roberson: 30 days

Roman Kopylov: 7 days 

David Zawada: 7 days 

Abubakar Nurmagomedov: 180 days or until clear elbow x-ray

Roosevelt Roberts: 7 days

Alexander Yakovlev: 7 days

Pannie Kianzad: 7 days

Jessica-Rose Clark: 180 days

Davey Grant: 7 days

Grigorii Popov: 180 days to Popov or until clear nasal x-ray

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