Kamaru Usman Facing Lengthy Suspension Due to Injuries Suffered in Burns Fight

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UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns took place this past Saturday, February 13, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Following his third consecutive title defense, Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman was handed down a potential 180-day medical suspension Tuesday, due to a right foot-injury that he suffered in his bout against Gilbert Burns.


The full list of medical suspensions was released Tuesday by MixedMartialArts.com, revealing that Usman received the possible 180-day suspension. However, per the report, Usman must get his right foot x-rayed and then cleared by an orthopedic or sports Dr.

If he can get cleared, his suspension would then be reduced to the minimum of no contest until 3/16/21, no contact until 3/07/21.

Burns, who was TKO’d in the third round after being dropped by a jab, didn’t suffer any severe injuries other than a few lacerations to his face.

Per the report, Burns is suspended until 3/31/21, with no contact until 03/16/21 due to right eyebrow and left orbital lacerations.

Source: MixedMartialArts.com

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