Bellator fighter Derek Anderson has been given a six-month suspension by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation after claiming he suffered medical issues that were not claimed on his pre-fight paperwork.
The suspension was first reported by Steven Marrocco of MMA Fighting.
The penalty was issued to Anderson after he claimed in an Instagram post that he visited the hospital four times and suffered kidney failure in the lead-up to his fight against Michael Page on May 7th.
The fight, which was a loss for Anderson, took place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
The six-month suspension will sideline Anderson for an extra two months than his original medical suspension, which was four months.
Anderson will have a chance to lift his additional suspension if he gets numerous medical exams done, including an MRI and ultrasound.
Anderson took a loss at Friday’s Bellator card, getting taken out of his fight against Page after the first round due to doctor stoppage. The cageside doctor made the call to end the fight due to damage on Anderson’s nose, which was inverted due to a head kick delivered by Page.