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‘UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar’ Medical Suspensions Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
February 4th, 2013
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UFC Lightweight Frankie Edgar

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has medically suspended 13 athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” event. ‘

Frankie Edgar (Pictured) could be riding the pine for up to six months with a possible left orbital fracture. The former lightweight champion can return to action sooner with a doctor’s note.

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas hosted last weekend’s show.

Here is the event’s official IR list:

Frankie Edgar: Minimum suspension until April 4th, with no contact until March 20th. Must obtain clearance for a possible left orbital fracture, otherwise suspended until August 2nd.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Needs clearance by an ophthalmologist for a possible right eye injury.

Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5th, with no contact until February 24th with chin laceration.

Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20th, with no contact until March 5th.

Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Febeburary 24th, with no contact until February 17th with forehead laceration.

Evan Dunham: Minimum suspension until April 4th, with no contact until March 20th. Ophthalmologist must clear right orbital blowout fracture, otherwise suspended until August 2nd.

Gleison Tibau: Suspended until February 24th, with no contact until February 17th.

Jay Hieron: Suspended until April 4th, with no contact until March 20th.

Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until March 5th, with no contact until February 24th with right eye contusion.

Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5th, with no contact until February 24th with left eye laceration.

Chico Camus: Suspended until February 24th, with no contact until February 17th.

Francisco Rivera: Minimum suspension until March 20th, with no contact until March 5th. Must obtain clearance from orthopedic doctor on right hand/wrist, otherwise suspended until August 2nd.

Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until February 24th, with no contact until February 27th with left eye laceration.

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