NYSAC Has Concerns With The Health Of UFC 230 Headliners

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UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is defending the gold against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230.

Cormier and Lewis may not be completely healthy entering the fight, which is a concern for the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).

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“Our medical team may require additional medical checks for any specific fighter when warranted, and they do,” NYSAC spokesperson Lee Park wrote to MMA Junkie.

DC is entering the fight with a hand injury suffered at UFC 226, while Lewis was in action less than a month ago at UFC 229.

Lewis apparently got his medical suspension from UFC 229 reduced by a week to compete at UFC 230, which is something the NYSAC is looking into.

“He challenged his medical suspension in Nevada, an action permitted in pretty much all jurisdictions,” Park wrote. “Nevada then reduced his suspension to three weeks instead of one month. In light of this, NYSAC has asked for all new medical documentation to prove his fitness to be licensed in New York State.”

UFC 230 takes place on Saturday, November 3 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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