On Wednesday, the Florida State Athletic Commission revealed the medical suspensions from the card, which included the headliners from the “Fight of the Night” in Jacksonville.
While Topuria and Emmett were both suspended indefinitely, what that ultimately means is the athletes will need to get medical clearance before competing again. That can often be standard practice for fighters after a grueling bout just to ensure all precautions are taken before allowing them to compete again.
Topuria won a lopsided decision over Emmett in the main event after dishing out a remarkable amount of punishment over five rounds. The win put Topuria one step closer to a potential title shot in the UFC’s featherweight division.
Justin Tafa’s night came to a premature end after he suffered a brutal eye poke from opponent Austen Lane that stopped their fight just 29 seconds into the opening round. Tafa has detailed the damage done from that eye poke in the aftermath of the fight, but now, he’ll also need medical clearance to compete again after receiving an indefinite suspension from the Florida commission.
Here are the full medical suspensions for UFC Jacksonville, per the Florida Athletic Commission (specific medical conditions or injuries are not revealed by the commission)
Ilia Topuria: Indefinite suspension
Josh Emmett: Indefinite suspension
Amanda Ribas: Indefinite suspension
Justin Tafa: Indefinite suspension
Gabriel Santos: 60 day suspension
Bruno Silva: 30 day suspension
Wellington Turman: Indefinite suspension
Mateusz Rebecki: Indefinite suspension
Loik Radzhabov: Indefinite suspension