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Cain Velasquez Faces Possible Six-Month Medical Suspension

Written by Tom Ngo
May 29th, 2012
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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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