Gilbert Burns suffered a shoulder injury in the first round of his fight against Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 this past Saturday — and it could sideline him for a while.
Gilbert Burns out indefinitely pending clearance after UFC 288
The New Jersey Athletic Control Board released medical suspensions for 14 fighters, including Burns, who was suspended indefinitely after the most recent UFC pay-per-view event. According to UFC president Dana White, ‘Durinho’ suffered a tear in his shoulder during one of his first takedown attempts against Muhammad. ‘Remember the Name’ went on to defeat Burns via unanimous decision.
Burns provided an update on his shoulder injury, revealing that he was ‘checking’ it and ‘hoping for no surgery’. To return, the Brazilian needs clearance. Prior to this loss, the Brazilian was on a two-fight win streak that included Neil Magny and Jorge Masvidal.
Also suspended indefinitely was Khaos Williams and Joseph Holmes for the potential injuries they suffered in their respective fights against Rolando Bedoya and Claudio Ribeiro.
Full list of medical suspensions from UFC 288
The full list of suspensions is as follows (obtained by Steven Marrocco of MMA Fighting):
|Fighter||Result||Length of Suspension|
|Henry Cejudo||Split Decision loss to Aljamain Sterling||30 days with no contact|
|Gilbert Burns||Unanimous Decision loss to Belal Muhammad||Indefinitely pending X-ray and orthopedic clearance of left shoulder; also 30 days with 21 days no contact|
|Jéssica Andrade||First-round KO loss to Yan Xiaonan||30 days with no contact|
|Movsar Evloev||Unanimous Decision win against Diego Lopes||14 days with no contact|
|Diego Lopes||Unanimous Decision loss to Movsar Evloev||30 days with 21 days no contact|
|Drew Dober||First-round TKO loss to Matt Frevola||30 days with no contact|
|Kennedy Nzechukwu||Second-round submission win against Devin Clark||30 days with no contact|
|Devin Clark||Second-round submission loss to Kennedy Nzechukwu||14 days with no contact|
|Khaos Williams||Split Decision win against Rolando Bedoya||Indefinitely pending X-ray of right foot and MRI of left knee; also 30 days with 21 days no contact|
|Rolando Bedoya||Split Decision loss to Khaos Williams||30 days with 21 days no contact|
|Braxton Smith||First-round TKO loss to Parker Porter||30 days with no contact|
|Ikram Aliskerov||First-round KO win against Phil Hawes||7 days with no contact|
|Phil Hawes||First-round KO loss to Ikram Aliskerov||60 days with no contact|
|Joseph Holmes||Second-round TKO loss to Claudio Ribeiro||Indefinitely pending orthopedic clearance of left forearm; also 30 days with no contact|
Note: Fighters who did not receive a medical suspensions from the New Jersey Athletic Control Board were not mentioned.
UFC 288 went down on Sat., May 6, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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