UFC 146 Medical Suspensions: Several Fighters Facing Potential 6-Month Layoffs

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UFC 146 Medical Suspensions: Several Fighters Facing Potential 6-Month Layoffs
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Many feared the worst for UFC 146. They saw an all-heavyweight main card as an accident waiting to happen. The image of the UFC’s big boys sloppily swaying their way into the latter rounds of a fight brought tremors of fear to those who plunked down the cash to buy the pay-per-view.

Those fears went unrealized as not one of the five main-card fights went past the 3:14 mark of the second round. And yet, the fight card still had its detractors. These naysayers said, among other things, that the main card bouts were mismatches, they went by too fast and that there wasn’t enough action to justify the cost of the pay-per-view.

I don’t know what any of that says about fans of MMA other than they’ll never be a fight card that makes every fan happy. Speaking of unhappy, the suspensions from UFC 146 were released. There will undoubtedly be some unhappy campers when the list of suspended fighters is perused, and they see the length of some of the suspensions that the combatants were handed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. (via MMAWeekly)

Full list of suspensions:

Frank Mir: Suspended until July 23 with no contact before July 11.

Cain Velasquez: Suspended until November 20 if left hand is broken but can be cleared early by doctor; At a minimum, Velasquez is suspended until June 26 with no contact before June 17.

Antonio Silva:  Suspended until November 20, if nose is broken, but can be cleared early by a doctor; At a minimum, Silva is suspended until July 23 with no contact before July 11.

Dave Herman: Suspended until July 23 with no contact before July 11

Shane Del Rosario: Suspended until July 23 with no contact before July 11

Lavar Johnson: Left elbow needs to be examined by a doctor.  At a minimum, Johnson is suspended until July 11 with no contact before June 26.

Darren Elkins: Suspended until June 26 with no contact before June 17 due to left ear hematoma

Diego Brandao: Suspended until June 26 with no contact before June 17

Edson Barboza: Suspended until July 11 with no contact before June 26

Jamie Varner: Suspended until November 20, if right hand is broken, but can be cleared early by doctor; At a minimum, Varner is suspended until June 26 with no contact before June 17.

Jason Miller: Suspended until November 20 but can be cleared early by doctor pending examination of his left knee and right thumb. At a minimum, Miller is suspended until July 11 with no contact before June 26.

C.B. Dollaway: Suspended until November 20 but can be cleared early by doctor pending examination of his left thumb; At a minimum, Dollaway is suspended until June 26 with no contact before June 17.

Duane Ludwig: Suspended until July 23 with no contact before July 11.

Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until November 20 but can be cleared early by doctor pending examination of his left elbow.

Mike Brown: Suspended until June 26 with no contact before June 17 due to a forehead laceration.

Daniel Pineda: Suspended until June 26 with no contact before June 17.

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