UFC Vegas 44 medical suspension: José Aldo and Rob Font face six months for orbital fracture

A 25-minute slugfest between José Aldo and Rob Font left both men with similar injuries following UFC Vegas 44 this past Saturday.

Aldo win the war by unanimous decision, but the former featherweight king turned bantamweight contender suffered a right orbital fracture that resulted in him receiving a six-month medical suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Tuesday. Font was similarly suspended after it was reported that he suffered a left orbital fracture following the loss.

Both men must have their bones cut by an ENT doctor to avoid competition until next June.

The full list of suspension orders can be viewed below (obtained by .) mixmartialarts.com):

José Aldo (right orbit): Must have right orbital fracture (ENT) surgery by an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor or no contest until June 3, 2022. Minimum pause/no contest period until date January 4 and no contact until December 26

Rob Font (left orbit, nose): Must have Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery or no contest until June 3, 2022. Contest must be suspended/no until January 19, and no contact until January 4th

Rafael Fiziev: Suspended until January 4 and no contact until December 26

Brad Riddell (tear on left eyebrow): Pause until Feb 3 and no contact until Jan 19

Jamahal Hill (left elbow): X-ray of left elbow is required. If the result is positive, a chiropractor’s license is required or no contest until June 3, 2022. Minimum pause/no contest until December 26 and no contact until December 19

Jimmy Crute (left orbit, nose): Must have left orbital osteotomy by an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor and no contest until June 3, 2022. Minimum pause/no contest until 3 February and no contact until January 19

Leonardo Santos: Suspended until January 4 and no contact until December 26

Brendan Allen (left hand): X-ray and MRI of left arm must be done. If the results are positive, a chiropractor’s license is required or no contest until June 3, 2022. Minimum pause/no contest until January 19 and no contact until January 4

Mickey Gall: Suspended until January 4 and no contact until December 26

Duško Todorović (left foot and ankle): Had to have an MRI of left foot and ankle. If the result is positive, a chiropractor’s license is required or no contest until June 3, 2022. Minimum pause/no contest until December 26 and no contact until December 19

Maki Pitolo (tear under right eye): Pause until Jan 19 and no contact until Jan 4

Zhalgas Zhumagulov: Pause until Jan 19 and no contact until Jan 4

Bryan Barberena: Pause until Jan 4 and no contact until Dec 26

Darian Week: Suspended until December 26 and no contact until December 19

Cheyanne Vlismas: Pause until Jan 4 and no contact until Dec 26

Mallory Martin: Pause until January 4 and no contact until December 26

Alonzo Menifield (left knee): Had to have an MRI of the left knee. If results are positive, chiropractor license is required or no contest until June 3, 2022. Minimum pause/no contest until January 4 and no contact until December 26

Chris Gruezemacher: Suspended until January 4 and no contact until December 26

Louis Smolka: Pause until Jan 19 and no contact until Jan 4

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Curtis Crabtree

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