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UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen Medical Suspensions

UFC 148 took place at the MGM Grand Gardens Arena over the weekend, bringing in a record-breaking live gate for the promotion. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has now reported that 11 fighters which competed at the event have been issued medical suspensions. Among those names are Chael Sonnen, Forrest Griffin, and Cung Le.

Sonnen, who suffered a TKO loss to Anderson Silva in their epic rematch, has been suspended until August 7th with no contact due to a bad nasal laceration. Chael had soundly dominated the first round, but was demolished the UFC Middleweight Champion in the second period.

Griffin suffered a possible jaw injury in his winning effort over Tito Ortiz in their rubber match, which saw Forrest dropped by punches on two occasions. He has been suspended until October 6 or until he gets a CT scan clearing him to compete.

Cung Le is also on the shelf until October 6th, pending an x-ray of his right knee and right foot. Le used his unconventional sanshou style to frustrate Patrick Coté en route to a unanimous decision victory.

There is good news for one fighter on the list in particular as Dong Hyun Kim, who was believed to have suffered a broken rib in his bout with Demian Maia, is only out until August 22 behind his TKO loss. As it turns out, “Stun Gun” suffered from severe muscle spasms not broken ribs, the injury ultimately put an early end to the promising welterweight clash.

Full List of Medical Suspensions:

  • Chael Sonnen: Suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 for nasal laceration.
  • Forrest Griffin: Suspended until Aug. 22 with no contact until Aug. 12 for possible jaw injury. Additionally, must have CT scan of jaw and be cleared by doctor or no contest until Oct. 6.
  • Cung Le: Suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 for left eye laceration. Additionally, must have x-ray of right knee and right foot and be cleared by doctor or no contest until Oct. 6.
  • Patrick Cote: Suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 for scalp laceration.
  • Dong Hyun Kim: Suspended until Aug. 22 with no contact until Aug. 7 for TKO loss.
  • Cody McKenzie: Suspended until Aug. 22 with no contact until Aug. 7 for TKO loss.
  • Ivan Menjivar: Must have x-ray or MRI of left knee and be cleared by doctor or no contest until Oct. 6.
  • Fabricio Camoes: Suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29.
  • Gleison Tibau: Suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 for right eye laceration.
  • Constantinos Philippou: Suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 30. Additionally, must have left eye cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until Oct. 6.
  • Rafaello Oliveira: Suspended until Aug. 7 with no contact until July 29 for scalp laceration.

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