Injured Former Champion Shares Doctor’s Report as He Is Slapped With a Huge Medical Suspension

Published 01/24/2023, 4:45 PM EST

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On January 21, the first quadrilogy of UFC history reached its conclusion. A fight involving Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno provided high-paced and thrilling action for the viewers. Despite putting on a gutsy display, the Brazilian fighter lost his title after an unfortunate doctor stoppage. A swollen right eye due to a left punch from ‘The Assassin Baby’ became a cause of concern and thus, ‘Daico’ couldn’t continue further. Worriedly, the Soure-born fighter himself in an Instagram post disclosed he suffered an orbital fracture. Further, the fracture might require surgical resolution for the injuries inflicted. Significantly, the medical reports also impose a 6-month long medical suspension, and therefore, it might be awhile before the fans see ‘Figgi’ again in the Octagon.

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Notably, the first numbered event of the year 2023, UFC 283, was a violent affair. A total of 7 fights on the UFC’s Rio de Janeiro fight card ended with T/KOs. As a result, the damage inflicted on the fighters was substantial. Therefore, the Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) that oversaw the event released a lengthy list of medical suspensions.

Deiveson Figueiredo gives a crucial medical update

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The 35-year-old took to Twitter and posted a picture of his medical report. Markedly, the horrifying right eye on the report attracts attention first.

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The report recommends that ‘Figgy Smalls’ is suspended for 180 days or until cleared by a new face CT scan. However, he faces a minimum but mandatory 45 days off from the mat.

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In addition, the tweet disclosed that the Chute Boxe Diego Lima team product required care.

Thus, the tweet revealed further, “Report made today by athlete Deiveson Figueiredo, our champion requires care and is being closely cared for by Dr @RogerioPenin Any new information we update. Advice @dnsbusinesss”

Earlier, in an Instagram post, the 21-3-1 record holder reported the damage suffered by him in the back-and-forth fight at the Jeunesse Arena.

Figueiredo reveals the injuries suffered by him

The BJJ ace divulged to his fans the observation of a fracture with depression of the nasal bones and great edema in the adjacent musculo-adipose planes, subconjunctival, and intraocular bleeding (hyphema) in the right eye.

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Further, the post declared that Figueiredo will be absent from training for a minimum period of 6 months.

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Notably, multiple other fighters face potential six-month terms. The tall list includes Lauren Murphy, Paul Craig, Ihor Potieria, Melquizael Costa, and Cody Stamman, among many others.

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What do you think of this medical update regarding the former UFC champion Deiveson Figueiredo? Do you also expect to see him in the ring before the end of 2023? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohit Lohan

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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his undergraduate as a History major, he is currently pursuing LLB. Rohit is a big MMA fan and has been following UFC since 2017.
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