Several Athletes From UFC Austin Set to Face Six-Month Suspensions If They Fail Medical Clearance Post-Event in Texas

Published 12/08/2023, 2:38 PM EST

Follow Us

Behind the on-court UFC battles, fighters often wear the scars of those battles both seen and unseen. The echoes of bone-crushing continue to resonate in the aftermath of UFC showdowns. Recently, The Moody Center in Austin, Texas witnessed a night of intense jaw-dropping matchups that truly left them on the edge of their seats. But the thrill came at a cost as a roster of fighters is now struggling against a formidable challenge. 

America’s Favorite Video Today

A group of warriors are waiting to recover from the aftereffects of UFC Austin. Each fighter’s journey is marked with specifications of their suspension and this has raised a question regarding the physical toll of a pursuit where glory continues to intertwine with anguish.

Injuries loom as UFC Austin fighters get benched

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The suspense in the air is palpable as names like Arman Tsarukyan, Bobby Green, and Beneil Dariush are waiting for a medical clearance. The lightweight veterans are hovering on the edge of potentially getting suspended for a stretch of six months. 

Trigger Warning: “Oh My God”- Joe Rogan Left Horrified by Drive-By Shooting That Had 3 People Killed

The UFC Austin showdown unraveled last Saturday evening in Texas and was live telecast on ESPN+. As the adrenaline of the UFC Austin faded, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation which is in charge of the state’s combative sports program shared their narrative. They released a list of medical suspensions from the event. 

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest UFC stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Beneil Dariush lost the match to Arman Tsarukyan and Bobby Green lost to Jalin Turner but sustained brutal injuries from the main and co-main events. Although Tsarukyan emerged victorious, the victory came at a cost. He too is awaiting a medical clearance in order to avoid a lengthy sit-out.

The referee who was in charge during the fight between Green and Turner was heavily criticized for the timing of the stoppage. A spokesperson from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation said they would look into the matter.

Lightweight veteran, Tsarukyan has been suspended for a minimum of 30 days and also suspended 180 days unless medically cleared. Turner on the other hand has been suspended til December 10. Beneil Dariush too got suspended for a minimum of 60 days and also suspended for 180 days unless medically cleared. Bobby Green too shares the same position with Dariush in this aspect.

Recovery time ahead for UFC battle-weary warriors

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Besides these four lightweight veterans, Figueiredo has been suspended until December 17 and Rob Font until January 2, 2024. Kelvin Gastelum got suspended until December 12.

Joaquim Silva, similar to Green and Dariush is suspended a minimum of 60 days and also suspended 180 days unless medically cleared. Sean Brady too is suspended until December 12.

Besides these warriors, other renowned figures including Miesha Tate, Clay Guida, Dustin Stoltzfus, Julia Avila, and others are struggling against the same wrath.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What are your thoughts on this? Do let us know in the comment section below.

Watch This Story: Conor McGregor’s Insane 2022: Insane Bulk Up, ‘NSFW’ Yacht Video, Joe Rogan Beef and More

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Disita Sikdar

545Articles

One take at a time

Words have the power to inspire and unite, and I am dedicated to making that happen! As a passionate Viral Sports writer at EssentiallySports, my past experiences as a content creator and social media manager have only fueled my drive to bring the world of sports to life. My love affair with American sports finds its epicenter in WWE. Since childhood, I have been enthralled by the dazzling world of WWE, captivated by its awe-inspiring storylines that blur the lines between sports and theatre! My coverage brings out the electrifying excitement of WWE, the poetic beauty of Soccer, and the fierce battles on the Tennis court.
Show More>

Edited by:

Arnima Shukla

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today