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Two dozen UFC 131 fighters issued medical suspensions

One of the longest lists of medical suspensions to date was issued this week in relation to UFC 131, an event featuring a smorgasbord of damage including a broken nose, a sprained elbow, a displaced tooth, a possibly fractured foot, and lacerations for nearly the entire lot. Fortunately, however, eleven of the athletes listed by the Vancouver Athletic Commission are already clear to return to competition after receiving precautionary nine day periods from the June 11 event.

Not so lucky was Shane Carwin who was handed a mandatory two month vacation for multiple cuts on his face and a broken nose suffered primarily in the opening round of his headlining bout against top heavyweight contender Junior dos Santos.

Topping the list was Jason Young who could spend six months on the sidelines pending the outcome of an X-Ray on his right foot after having a kick perfectly checked by opponent Dustin Poirier in their preliminary pairing. If the results come back negative the period will be reduced to 45 days with no contact for the first month.

Here is a full rundown of UFC 131 medical suspensions:

Darren Elkins – Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for right eyebrow laceration
Michihiro Omigawa – Suspended 9 days for minor facial abrasion
Aaron Rosa – Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for left eyebrow laceration, facial abrasions and sprained right elbow
Joey Beltran – Suspended 9 days for minor bruises to face/arm
Jason Young – Suspended 180 days for tender right foot and left eyebrow laceration, if X-ray comes back negative suspension reduced to 45 days with no contact for 30 days
Dustin Poirier – Suspended 9 days for right thigh bruise
James Head – Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days for nose laceration
Nick Ring – Suspended 9 days for precautionary reasons
Krzysztof Soszynski – Suspended 9 days for precautionary reasons
Mike Massenzio – Suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days for minor facial abrasion
Jesse Bongfeldt – Suspended 9 days for precautionary reasons
Chris Weidman – Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for left eyelid laceration
Sam Stout – Suspended 9 days for precautionary reasons
Yves Edwards – Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for facial abrasion, knockout
Donald Cerrone – Suspended 9 days for left eyebrow laceration
Vagner Rocha – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for left thigh contusion and right eyebrow laceration
Dave Herman – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for tooth avulsion
John Olav Einemo – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for minor head injury, knockout
Junior dos Santos – Suspended 9 days for precautionary reasons
Demian Maia – Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days for facial abrasion and left thigh contusion
Mark Munoz – Suspended 9 days for sprained right elbow
Diego Nunes – Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for scalp and right eyebrow lacerations
Shane Carwin – Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days for multiple facial lacerations and a nasal fracture
Kenny Florian – Suspended 9 days for precautionary reasons
Junior dos Santos – Suspended 9 days for precautionary reasons

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

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