After 5-round war, Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit only face 2-month medical suspensions
Two teed off on each other for 25 minutes at UFC 195
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By Damon Martin
Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit engaged in a five-round war on Saturday night at UFC 195, but despite a total of 270 strikes landed between the two fighters, neither will face a lengthy medical suspension as a result.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the list of required medical suspensions to FOX Sports on Monday stemming from the first UFC card of 2016 with only a couple notable names facing lengthy breaks.
Lawler and Condit engaged in a back-and-forth battle over 25 minutes with each landing a knockdown and a ton of significant shots, but the damage was ultimately cosmetic more than structural with neither fighter suspended with any serious broken bones or possible injuries.
Lawler and Condit both received a mandatory 60-day suspension along with 45 days no contact. Obviously, Lawler and Condit will likely sit out much longer than the required time off from the commission but the minimum time allowed only puts them on the shelf for two months.
Dustin Poirier, who won a unanimous decision over Joseph Duffy in a lightweight bout on the undercard, suffered a broken nose in two places during the fight. Poirier faces a 45-day minimum suspension with no contact for 30 days and could face up to six months off unless he's cleared by a doctor for the fractured nose.
Kyle Noke also suffered a fractured nose in his split-decision loss to Alex Morono and faces a similar six-month suspension unless he's cleared by a physician to return to action.
The full list of medical suspensions from UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit listed below:
Lawler suspended 60 days with no contact for 45-days.
Condit suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Andrei Arlovski suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
Noke must be cleared by physician for fractured nose or suspended 180 days. Suspended 30 days minimum with 21 days no contact due to left elbow strain.
Drew Dober suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
Scott Holtzman suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Poirier must be cleared by physician for fractured nose or suspended 180 days. Suspended 45 days minimum with 30 days no contact.
Duffy suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Joe Soto needs follow up with retinal specialist due by May 1.
Sheldon Westcott must have left knee cleared and right hand X-rayed by physician. If positive, must be cleared by physician or suspended for 180 days. Minimum suspension 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Edgar Garcia suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.