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UFC 156 Medical Suspensions: Nogueira out indefinitely, three others receive six month suspensions out of "Aldo vs. Edgar" event
Feb 4, 2013 - 10:15:54 PM
UFC 156 Medical Suspensions: Nogueira out indefinitely, three others receive six month suspensions out of "Aldo vs. Edgar" event
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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed down medical suspensions to 13 fighters out of Saturday's UFC 156 event, with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira leading the list of names with an indefinite suspension until cleared due to a potential eye injury. Three others received six month suspensions due to injuries, including two fighters who won their bouts on the pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.

Several more fighters are out for at least a month or more, with four fighters out just a few weeks for precautionary reasons. Here's the list of medical suspensions out of the event, which MMATorch obtained from the NSAC:

* Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Suspended indefinitely - needs clearance by an ophthalmologist before next fight on right eye injury.

* Frankie Edgar: Suspended until Aug. 2 - must have facial CT Scan to rule out left orbit fracture; if positive then must have maxillofacial doctor's clearance. Minimum suspension until April 4 with no contact until March 20

* Francisco Rivera: Suspended until Aug. 2 - must have right hand/wrist x-rayed, if positive then he needs orthopedic doctor's clearance. Minimum suspension until March 20 with no contact in training until March 5

* Evan Dunham: Suspended until Aug. 2 - must have right orbital blowout fracture cleared 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 with no contact in training until March 20 for precautionary reasons

* Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20 with no contact in training until March 5 for precautionary reasons

* Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to chin laceration

* Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to right eye contusion

* Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to left eye laceration

* Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to forehead laceration

* Gleison Tibau: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons

* Chico Camus: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons

* Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to left eye laceration


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