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UFC 156 medical suspensions: Several fighters facing potential long suspensions

nogueiraProMMAnow was notified of the suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulated the UFC 156 event.

The card saw 13 fighters receive medical suspensions for the efforts on Saturday night. There are several fighters that could be out for quite a while unless cleared by a doctor beforehand.

UFC 156 took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Feb. 2.

The full list of UFC 156 medical suspensions is below:

  • 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,Yev no contact in training until March 20 for precautionary reasons
  • Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20, no contact in training until March 5 for precautionary reasons
  • Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5, no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to chin laceration
  • Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until March 5, no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to right eye contusion
  • Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5, no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to left eye laceration
  • Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Feb. 24, no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to forehead laceration
  • Gleison Tibau: Suspended until Feb. 24, no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons
  • Chico Camus: Suspended until Feb. 24, no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons
  • Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until Feb. 24, no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to left eye laceration

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