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Cain Velasquez Faces Possible Six-Month Medical Suspension

Written by Tom Ngo
May 29th, 2012

UFC Heavyweight Cain Velasquez

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has medically suspended 17 athletes who competed in this past Saturday’s “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir” event.

Cain Velasquez (Pictured) could be riding the pine for up to six months with a broken left hand. However, the former heavyweight champion could return to action sooner if his haymaker is not fractured and he obtains a doctor’s note.

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, the man who was on the receiving end of Velasquez’s fists, faces the same ban unless an X-ray proves his nose isn’t broken.

MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas hosted this past weekend’s festivities.

Here is the card’s official IR list:

Cain Velasquez: Needs X-ray on left hand. Suspended until November 20th unless cleared by physician. Minimum suspension until June 26th with no contact until June 17th.

Antonio Silva: Needs X-ray on nose. Suspended until November 20th unless cleared by physician. Minimum suspension until July 23rd with no contact until July 11th for lacerations.

Jamie Varner: Needs X-ray on right hand. Suspended until November 20th unless cleared by physician. Minimum suspension until June 26th with no contact until June 17th.

Jason Miller: Suspended until November 20th unless gets physician clearance of right thumb and left knee. Minimum suspension until July 11th with no contact until June 26th.

C.B. Dollaway: Needs X-ray on left thumb. Suspended until November 20th unless cleared by physician. Minimum suspension until June 26th with no contact until June 17th.

Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until November 20th unless gets physician clearance of right thumb and left knee.

Frank Mir: Suspended until July 23rd with no contact until July 11th

Dave Herman: Suspended until July 23rd with no contact until July 11th

Shane Del Rosario: Suspended until July 23rd with no contact until July 11th

Duane Ludwig: Suspended until July 23rd with no contact until July 11th

Lavar Johnson: Needs left elbow examined by physician. Minimum suspension until July 11th with no contact until June 26th.

Edson Barboza: Suspended until July 11th with no contact until June 26th

Stipe Miocic: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 17th

Darren Elkins: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 17th

Diego Brandao: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 17th

Mike Brown: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 17th

Daniel Pineda: Suspended until June 26th with no contact until June 17th

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