On Saturday evening, Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczk left everything in the octagon and had war wounds to prove it.
The pair fought for the UFC straw weight title at UFC 248, with Zhang leading after five grueling rounds.
While the scars were visible to everyone, the Nevada State Sports Commission has now released the medical suspensions and the two women will be absent for some time.
Jedrzejczk and Zhang will both be absent until May 7 without any authorized contact until April 22.
Given that Jedrzejczk had remained like a different person after his epic battle in the main co-event, it’s almost a miracle that he suffered no serious damage in combat.
Speaking after leaving the hospital on Monday, the Pole gave all the credit to her opponent and admitted that the swelling bothered her from the third round.
“You see my [swelling], I felt it, you know, it did very well, “said Jedrzejczk.
“There was something missing, but I felt all the blows, from the third round on [swelling] bothered me and I felt it was getting more and more swollen, and my head was coming and going.
“But everything is fine. Congratulations, champion, and I’m very glad we gave you a good fight. “
For their efforts, the women made far less money than their male counterparts in the main event.
However, with the claim of these two to start again, it seems that the UFC will not be able to resist the obvious money maker that it would be and they would gain much more than they did here.
Mark Madsen actually suffered the worst injuries, breaking his jaw during his unanimous victory over Austin Hubbard in the show’s preliminaries.
He must have the fracture cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon or he will be dismissed until September 4. The Dane faces a minimum suspension until April 7 without any contact until March 29.
Beneil Dariush, who knocked out Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan with his Drakkar Klose knockout, needs an MRI on the right knee. If he is not authorized by an orthopedic doctor, he will not be there before September.
Klose is suspended until April 22.