Dustin Poirier looked impressive in his return to 155 pounds. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Although Dustin Poirier fought for less than four minutes at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night, “The Diamond” is now facing two months on the shelf.
Poirier was issued a 60-day medical suspension by the Virginia Boxing, MMA and Wrestling Advisory Board, according to a Monday report from MMAJunkie.com. No specific injury was cited as the reason for Poirier’s suspension, per the report.
Brazilian lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira, who was knocked unconscious by Poirier at 3:45 of round one, was not given a medical suspension.
UFC Fight Night “Mendes vs. Lamas” took place April 4 at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., and featured a featherweight main event which saw two-time title challenger Chad Mendes score a first-round technical knockout of Ricardo Lamas. Lamas was one of only three fighters on the card given a 30-day suspension.
UFC Fight Night ‘Mendes vs. Lamas’ Medical Suspensions
Ricardo Lamas: suspended for 30 days.
Dustin Poirier: suspended for 60 days.
Milana Dudieva: suspended for 30 days.
Shamil Abdurakhimov: suspended for 30 days.