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UFC 146 medical suspensions: Cain Velasquez could be out for six months

This is not an x-ray from anyone on the UFC 146 card

The UFC 146 medical suspensions have been handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and a couple of fighters could be out for a while if not officially cleared by a doctor beforehand.

ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) was informed that Cain Velasquez, Antonio Silva, Jason Miller, C.B. Dollaway, Jamie Varner, and Jacob Volkmann could all be out of action for up to six months. However, it is possible that the fighters could be cleared by a physician beforehand. Below is a list of the suspensions:

  • Frank Mir: Suspended until July 23rd, no contact until July 11th.
  • Cain Velasquez: Suspended until November 20th pending X-ray of left hand but could be cleared early by physician; minimum suspension until June 26th with no contact until June 17th.
  • Antonio Silva: Suspended until November 20th pending  nasal X-ray but could be cleared early by physician; minimum suspension until July 23rd with no contact until July 11th for lacerations.
  • Dave Herman: Suspended until July 23rd with no contact until July 11th.
  • Stipe Miocic: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 11th.
  • Shane del Rosario: Suspended until July 23rd with no contact until July 11th.
  • Lavar Johnson: Minimum suspension until July 11th with no contact until June 26th. Must see orthopedic surgeon within 30 days to have left elbow evaluated.
  • Diego Brandao: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 17th for tough fight.
  • Darren Elkins: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 17th for left ear hematoma and tough fight.
  • Edson Barboza: Suspended until July 11th with no contact until June 26th.
  • Jamie Varner: Minimum suspension until June 26th with no contact until June 17th; must have right hand X-rayed and cleared or suspended until November 20th.
  • Jason Miller: Minimum suspension or no contest until July 11th and no contact  until June 26th; must have right thumb and left knee cleared by Ortho or Sports doctor or suspended until November 20th.
  • C.B. Dollaway: Minimum suspension until July 11th or no contact until June 26th; must have X-rayed and cleared by doctor or suspended until November 20th.
  • Duane Ludwig: Suspended until July 23rd with no contact until July 11th.
  • Jake Volkmann: Volkmann must have left elbow cleared by Orthopedic or Sports doctor or no contest until November 20th.
  • Mike Brown: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 17th for left forehead laceration.
  • Daniel Pineda: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 17th for tough fight.
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