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UFC 156 Medical Suspensions

UFC-156-posterThe Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the medical suspensions for last Saturday’s UFC 156. Four fighters, including main event fighter Frankie Edgar, would receive a possible extended hiatus from the commission.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira would receive an indefinite suspension for an eye injury, however it could be a fairly short suspension depending on an ophthalmologist visit.

Preliminary fighters Francisco Rivera and Evan Dunham would also have some lengthy suspensions after a pair of wars on the evening’s undercard.

Full list of UFC 156 medical suspensions:

  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Suspended indefinitely until cleared by ophthalmologist for potential right eye injury
  • Frankie Edgar: Suspended until Aug. 2 for potential left orbital fracture, can be cleared early by a maxillofacial doctor following a CT scan; minimum suspension until April 4 with no contact in training until March 20
  • Francisco Rivera: Suspended until Aug. 2 for potential right hand/wrist injury, can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor following an X-ray; minimum suspension until March 20 with no contact in training until March 5
  • Evan Dunham: Suspended until Aug. 2 for right orbital blowout fracture, can be cleared early by an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon; minimum suspension until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17
  • Jay Hieron: Suspended until April 4 with no contact in training until March 20 for precautionary reasons
  • Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20 with no contact in training until March 5 for precautionary reasons
  • Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to chin laceration
  • Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to right eye contusion
  • Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to left eye laceration
  • Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to forehead laceration
  • Gleison Tibau: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons
  • Chico Camus: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons
  • Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to left eye laceration

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