UFC: Usman Kamaru gets six-month suspension

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Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman has been given a six-month medical suspension, after breaking his nose against Jorge Masvidal during his UFC 251 welterweight fight, SportingLife reports.

Nicknamed ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, Usman suffered a broken nose as he retained his UFC welterweight title last weekend.

The 33-year-old is now set to miss six months of action.

Usman will also avoid any contact for at least three weeks while the nose heals.

Masvidal himself will miss a month, due to a forehead laceration sustained during his defeat.

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

Masvidal has now been handed a 30-day medical suspension.

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