Kamaru Usman Gets Six Months ‘Medical Suspension’ from UFC

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UFC Welterweight Champion, Nigerian-born Kamaru Usman has been handed a massive 180-day medical suspension after breaking his nose against Jorge Masvidal.

The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, 33, suffered a broken nose as he retained his UFC welterweight title penultimate weekend.

He will also be forced to avoid any contact for at least three weeks while the nose heals.

Meanwhile, Masvidal, 35, will miss a month himself due to a forehead laceration sustained in his defeat.

The American veteran took the fight on just six days’ notice but failed to pull off a miraculous win.

Masvidal has now been handed a 30-day medical suspension to allow a nasty gash on his face to heal.

As with Usman, he will be forced to avoid any contact work for three weeks.

Usman eventually managed to battle to victory over Masvidal
Usman eventually managed to battle to victory over Masvidal

Usman had been expected to next fight Gilbert Burns, his original opponent at UFC 251 before his positive test for coronavirus.

But Usman has insisted he has another ideal candidate on his mind – former two-weight world champion Georges St-Pierre.

The 39-year-old hasn’t fought in the Octagon since 2017 when he defeated Michael Bisping for the middleweight strap.

Asked who he would love to fight next, Usman told TMZ Sports: “Honestly I would have to say Georges St-Pierre.

“Right now we’re tied for the record, most consecutive wins in the welterweight division. “Georges is a tough guy, Georges is a legend.”