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

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
February 4th, 2013

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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