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Vitor Belfort Issued Medical Suspension, Courtesy of Anderson Silva

Written by Tom Ngo
February 7th, 2011
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UFC Middleweight Vitor Belfort

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended 10 UFC 126 athletes for injuries sustained in their respective fights this past Saturday. After confirming the face-to-foot defense is no bueno, Vitor Belfort will now be forced to ride the pine until March 23rd for precautionary purposes.

Although Forrest Griffin and Jake Ellenberger each left Las Vegas victorious, they weren’t able to do so unscathed. Both have been suspended until August 5th with potential broken bones.

The former light heavyweight champion needs his right foot examined by a physician, while Ellenberger’s hands will require attention.

“UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” took place inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Middleweight king Anderson Silva knocked Belfort out with a highlight reel front kick in the night’s featured attraction.

Here is the complete IR list for UFC 126 (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):

Vitor Belfort: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 for precautionary reasons

Forrest Griffin: Suspended until Aug. 5 unless right foot is X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor

Carlos Eduardo Rocha: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 due to a scalp laceration

Jake Ellenberger: Suspended until Aug. 5 unless both hands are X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor

Paul Kelly: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 due to a right-eyebrow laceration

Michihiro Omigawa: Suspended until April 7 with no contact until April 7 due to a right-eyebrow laceration and head blows

Chad Mendes: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 for precautionary reasons

Gabe Ruediger: Suspended until April 7 with no contact until April 7 due to a right-eyebrow laceration and head blows

Ricardo Romero: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 for precautionary reasons

Kenny Robertson: Suspended until March 23 with no contact until March 8 for precautionary reasons

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