Including Josh Emmett, The Texas commission suspends six fighters indefinitely for severe injuries


Including Josh Emmett, The Texas commission suspends six fighters indefinitely for severe injuries

Josh Emmett

Josh Emmett may be gone for a while after winning the greatest victory of his career in the main event of UFC Austin on Saturday, defeating Calvin Kattar, maybe securing the next featherweight championship chance.

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Last weekend, the blazing featherweight contender won a split decision against fellow 145-pound bruiser Calvin Kattar, absorbing nearly 130 serious blows in the process. In the aftermath of the fight, Emmett immediately demanded a title shot against the winner of the trilogy fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway at UFC 276 on July 2.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation said that Emmett is one of six finalists who have been suspended indefinitely following a spectacular fight. Tim Means, Julian Marquez, Albert Duraev, Kyle Daukaus, and Deron Winn are the fighters on the list who were stopped in their respective fights and will only be allowed to return with a physician’s clearance and will be out of the ring for a minimum mandated period.

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But what is the reason behind Josh Emmett’s medical suspension?

Josh Emmett
Josh Emmett

Josh Emmett won at UFC Austin, but he had to pay a price. As previously stated, Emmett took 130 severe hits during the fight, 70 of which were directed at his noggin.

Emmett, who spoke on Michael Bisping’s podcast on Monday, revealed how seriously he was injured. He says, “My eye actually just opened today, this morning. It’s like my whole eyebrow and then this one right here was almost like a ‘Y’ shape so they had to go like a bunch of stitches down and on the other side. Other than that, I’m doing alright. It looks bad but it looks worse than it is.”

As a result of his injuries, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation suspended Emmett from stepping in the ring. The board did not publish for what individual injuries, but it does report the length of the suspension.

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