UFC 166: Dos Santos, Jordan Headline List of Medical Suspensions

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UFC 166: Dos Santos, Jordan Headline List of Medical Suspensions

UFC 166 was described by UFC boss Dana White as, "The greatest card in UFC history." That may have come at a price for some of the performers.

The medical suspensions were released for UFC 166, with three major performers earning indefinite suspensions. Those three men were main-card performers Junior dos Santos and Shawn Jordan, as well as prelim headliner Tim Boetsch.

Boetsch, of course, was the recipient of multiple eye pokes, which is the reason he took such a long layoff. Jordan and dos Santos were on the receiving end of brutal performances, as Jordan was destroyed quickly by Gabriel Gonzaga, while dos Santos took a five-round stomping at the hands of Velasquez.

Speaking of Velasquez, he also took a long medical suspension himself. He is suspended until at least April for a possible broken jaw suffered during his bout with dos Santos.

Those four men are all top performers in their respective divisions. Obviously, three of those men are heavyweights, which will put things on hold for a bit, especially the title picture if Velasquez is out until midway through 2014.

Another notable suspension was given to TJ Waldburger, who was stretchered out of the Octagon and sent to the hospital immediately following a brutal KO at the hands of Adlan Amagov. He will be out until mid-January for precautionary reasons.

All 26 men and women on the card were given suspensions. The shortest suspensions went to seven fighters, who were all suspended until October 27, or this Sunday.

Here are the complete medical suspensions.

  • Junior dos Santos suspended indefinitely pending clearance from ear, nose and throat doctor
  • Shawn Jordan suspended indefinitely pending clearance from ear, nose and throat doctor
  • Tim Boetsch suspended indefinitely pending clearance from ophthalmologist
  • Cain Velasquez suspended until April 18 due to possibly broken jaw
  • Diego Sanchez suspended until January 18 due to cuts
  • Darrell Montague suspended until January 18 for precautionary reasons
  • TJ Waldburger suspended until January 18 for precautionary reasons
  • Nate Marquardt suspended until December 19 for precautionary reasons
  • Andre Fili suspended until December 19 due to cuts
  • George Sotiropoulos suspended until December 4 due to cuts
  • Gilbert Melendez suspended until November 19 for precautionary reasons
  • CB Dollaway suspended until November 19 due to cuts
  • Dustin Pague suspended until November 19 for precautionary reasons
  • Daniel Cormier suspended until October 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Roy Nelson suspended until October 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Jessica Eye suspended until October 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Sarah Kaufman suspended until October 29 for precautionary reasons
  • KJ Noons suspended until October 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Jeremy Larsen suspended until October 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Gabriel Gonzaga suspended until October 27 for precautionary reasons
  • John Dodson suspended until October 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Hector Lombard suspended until October 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Adlan Amagov suspended until October 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Mike Rio suspended until October 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Tony Ferguson suspended until October 27 for precautionary reasons
  • Kyoji Horiguchi suspended until October 27 for precautionary reasons
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