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UFC 159 Injury Report: Four main card competitors receive indefinite suspensions

Jon-Jones - MMAWEEKLYIt didn’t take a psychic to know UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones was set to miss a solid chunk of time after severely snapping his toe en route to victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159. However, Jones will have some company on the sidelines, as Alan Belcher, Phil Davis, and Jim Miller joined their PPV peer on the list of medical suspensions attached to the event with each receiving an indefinite suspension for damage sustained in their respective rumbles.

Belcher will require clearance from a specialist regarding his eye after opponent Michael Bisping accidentally raked it at the end of their tilt, forcing the medical staff to step in and call for the scorecards. Meanwhile, Davis apparently injured his knee and may have broken his thumb, while Miller will need a CT scan to make sure everything is in working order after his Fight of the Night effort against Pat Healy.

Read below for a full list of UFC 159 medical suspensions:

Steven Siler – Suspended 45 days (scalp laceration)
Kurt Holobaugh – Suspended 60 days (lip laceration)
Bryan Caraway – Suspended 30 days (rest)
Johnny Bedford – Suspended 60 days (facial laceration)
Sheila Gaff – Suspended 30 days (TKO loss)
Cheick Kongo – Suspended 30 days (TKO loss)
Gian Villante – Suspended indefinitely (must receive doctor’s clearance on eye, lower leg and ankle)
Yancy Medeiros – Suspended indefinitely (must receive doctor’s clearance on thumb)
Pat Healy – Suspended 45 days (facial lacerations)
Jim Miller – Suspended indefinitely (needs CT scan; minimum 60 days for recovery)
Phil Davis – Suspended indefinitely (must receive doctor’s clearance on knee/thumb)
Alan Belcher – Suspended indefinitely (must receive doctor’s clearance on eye)
Chael Sonnen – Suspended 45 days (facial laceration)
Jon Jones – Suspended indefinitely (needs doctor’s clearance on foot)


  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    That toe was gruesome. I doubt we see JBJ anymore this year. The toe will take at least 6 months to heal right and then you factor in training camp time I would be shocked to see him before Superbowl time next year. Hope I am wrong but, that toe made my foot hurt just looking at it.

  • MCM says:

    Anthony Perosh had the same injury and he says it took him about 3 months to completely heal. I think with Jones’s resources (money, doctors, etc….) he’ll be back to training in 8 weeks and will be fighting the winner of Gustafsson/Machida by September.

  • qat says:

    Already saw a picture of his toe put together and stitched up again. But man that was brutal. I myself had a toe shattered a few years back, multiple small breaks but no flesh wound.
    It didnt take long to heal, six to eight weeks at most, but to this day i still have problems with it sometimes, nothing serious though, might only be ghost pain too, dunno.

    I cant imagine its gonna take JJ long to be back, September sounds legit.


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