Nearly 20 UFC 295 fighters need medical clearance to remove indefinite suspensions issued by the New York State Athletic Commission after the pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden, with former light heavyweight champ Jiri Prochazka and new interim heavyweight champ Tom Aspinall among those needing clearance.
Nineteen UFC 295 fighters are currently under indefinite suspensions by the New York State Athletic Commission and require doctor clearance in order to have those suspensions removed. This includes former light heavyweight champ Jiri Prochazka and new interim heavyweight champ Tom Aspinall, both headliners of the event that took place on November 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The medical suspensions were made public after a records request was made to the NYSAC. Prochazka was stopped by Alex Pereira in a title fight for the vacant light heavyweight title, resulting in a mandatory seven-day term for Pereira and a 45-day mandatory rest suspension for Prochazka. Aspinall also received a mandatory seven-day suspension after stopping Sergei Pavlovich in the first round to claim the interim title.
In addition to Prochazka and Aspinall, there are several other fighters who have been indefinitely suspended pending doctor clearance. This includes fighters such as Jessica Andrade, Mackenzie Dern, and Pat Sabatini, who are all facing various lengths of mandatory rest and indefinite suspensions pending clearance. The full list of medical suspensions was not disclosed due to medical privacy regulations. The suspensions range from seven days to 90 days for mandatory rest, with several fighters facing indefinite suspensions pending neurological or orthopedic clearance. The specific details of each suspension were not provided in the released information. The suspensions were issued following the UFC 295 event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and it is now up to the fighters to obtain the necessary doctor clearance in order to have their indefinite suspensions lifted by the New York State Athletic Commission.