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UFC 126 medical suspensions; Griffin and Ellenberger could be out for up to six months

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LAS VEGAS — ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) received the following medical report from the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday regarding the fighters who competed at “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort“, which took place Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Vitor Belfort is suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 due to his first round knockout loss to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the main event.

Forrest Griffin and Jake Ellenberger are looking at possibly the longest suspensions of anyone on the card. Griffin must have his right foot X-rayed and if it is indeed fractured, he will not be able to compete until he is cleared by a doctor, or he can sit out and not fight for six months.

Ellenberger is in the same situation and must have both his hands X-rayed. The complete list of medical suspensions are posted below.

  • Vitor Belfort suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8
  • Forrest Griffin must have right foot X-rayed and if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until Aug. 5.
  • Carlos Eduardo Rocha suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 due to a scalp laceration.
  • Jake Ellenberger must have both hands X-rayed and if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until Aug. 5.
  • Paul Kelly suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 due to right eyebrow laceration.
  • Michihiro Omigawa suspended until April 7 with no contact until April 7 due to right eyebrow laceration and head blows.
  • Chad Mendes suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8.
  • Gabe Reudiger suspended until April 7 with no contact until April 7 due to right eyebrow laceration and TKO.
  • Ricardo Romero suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8.
  • Kenny Robertson suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8.
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