mmafighting news website. com, dedicated to sports and mixed martial arts, reported that Russian MMA fighter Sergei Pavlovich received a temporary medical suspension.
Photo: Photo from sergei__pavlovich’s social network page
According to the decision of the New York Athletic Commission, it will last 45 days. After this period has expired, the athlete will need to obtain new permission from doctors to resume participation in fights.
Sergei’s opponent in the last fight, 30-year-old Tom Aspinall, also received a suspension, but for a period of seven days.
Fighters being suspended after losing by knockout, choke, or submission are not uncommon in combat sports. It is associated with concern for the health and safety of athletes. In the case of a knockout, this measure allows the fighter to recover from possible brain damage or other injuries.
Let us remind you that the Russian fighter was defeated by Briton Aspinall by knockout in the first round and was unable to receive the interim UFC heavyweight champion title.
Today, media specializing in MMA quoted the words of the Russian, which he wrote on his social networks: “I’ll be back as soon as possible. My plans have not changed.”