UFC 126 Medical Suspensions: Griffin & Ellenberger Face Longest Potential Layoffs

February 7, 2011
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Quite a few bone crunching knockouts happened at UFC 126 last weekend, capped off by middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s face kick to Vitor Belfort to close out the show, but not too many injuries occurred to force anyone out of action for long.

The most serious potential injuries happened to main card fighters Forrest Griffin and Jake Ellenberger who will need a doctor’s clearance if they hope to fight before August.

Otherwise, most of the other measures were precautionary as the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions for UFC 126.

UFC 126 MEDICAL SUSPENSIONS:

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 contact until August 5, 2011.

Carlos Eduardo Rocha suspended until March 23, no contact until March 8 due to scalp laceration.

Jake Ellenberger must have both hands x-rayed and if positive must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contact until August 5, 2011.

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 Ruediger 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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