UFC 160 medical suspensions

UFC 160 medical suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 160: “Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2,” which took place on Sat., May 25, 2013, from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The fights where brutal on the main card therefore it should come as no surprise to see the extensive list of fighters who were flagged for follow up visits with their doctors.hunt-toe.0_standard_730.0

Mark Hunt, who broke his big toe in the first round of his fight with Junior dos Santos, which he later revealed limited his movement, possibly preventing him from avoiding a knockout loss that was set up by a ridiculous backward spinning heel kick (watch it here) in the final minute.

Gray Maynard who got taken out by a ton of T.J. Grant strikes in their lightweight fight may be out up to six months unless their doctors give them the green light to return to competition sooner.

Glover Teixeira was also given a lengthy suspension after he made quick work of James Te Huna, locking up an guillotine.

As always with most lengthy suspensions, is that it is most likely more of a precautionary measure.

Here is the complete list of UFC 160 injuries and their medical instructions:

  • Antonio Silva — Suspended until June 25, 2013, and no contact until June 16, 2013, after suffering technical knockout loss.
  • Junior dos Santos — Suspended until June 25, 2013, and no contact until June 16, 2013, because of an eyebrow laceration sustained in knockout victory.
  • Mark Hunt — Suspended until July 25, 2013, and no contact until July 10, 2013, because of a broken right toe suffered in knockout loss. Must receive clearance from a physician or he will be unable to return to action until Nov. 22, 2013.
  • Glover Teixeira — Must receive clearance from a physician for possible right hand and left elbow injuries or he will be unable to return to action until Nov. 22, 2013.
  • Gray Maynard — Suspended until July 25, 2013, and no contact until July 10, 2013, because of a dilated right pupil suffered in knockout loss. Must receive clearance from a physician or he will be unable to return to action until Nov. 22, 2013.
    • Donald Cerrone — Suspended until July 10, 2013, and no contact until June 25, 2013, because of right elbow and eye lacerations (see it here) sustained in decision victory.
    • K.J. Noons — Suspended until July 25, 2013, and no contact until July 25, 2013, because of multiple facial lacerations suffered in decision loss.
    • Mike Pyle — Suspended until June 25, 2013, and no contact until June 16, 2013, after three-round split decision victory.
    • Rick Story — Suspended until July 10, 2013, and no contact until June 25, 2013, because of lacerations suffered in split decision loss.
    • Dennis Bermudez — Suspended until June 25, 2013, and no contact until June 16, 2013, because of possible injuries to both feet and right hand sustained in split decision victory. Must receive clearance from a physician or he will be unable to return to action until Nov. 22, 2013.
    • Max Holloway — Suspended until June 25, 2013, and no contact until June 16, 2013, because of nose laceration suffered in split decision loss.
    • Colton Smith — Suspended until July 10, 2013, and no contact until June 25, 2013, because of cheek laceration suffered in technical knockout loss.
    • Khabib Nurmagomedov — Must receive clearance from a physician for possible left knee injury or he will be unable to return to action until Nov. 22, 2013.
    • Stephen Thompson — Must receive clearance from a physician for possible left foot injury or he will be unable to return to action until Nov. 22, 2013.
    • Brian Bowles — Suspended until July 10, 2013, and no contact until June 25, 2013, because of possible right hand injury suffered in technical knockout loss. Must receive clearance from a physician for possible left foot injury or he will be unable to return to action until Nov. 22, 2013.
    • Estevan Payan — Suspended until July 25, 2013, and no contact until July 25, 2013, because of multiple facial lacerations (see them here) suffered in decision loss.

Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.

Posted by Kelley Tidwell