The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently issued the medical suspensions from UFC 81: "Breaking Point" that took place this past weekend on February 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
To read the official report click here.
Most of the fighters escaped serious injuries with the exception of David Heath, who sustained a broken nose thanks to all those Tim Boetsch knees in the clinch ... not to mention the insane ragdoll toss technical knockout.
Here's the full skinny:
Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira — "Big Nog" is suspended until March 2, 2008 and there's no contact allowed until February 24, 2008.
Frank Mir – "The Baddest Man on the Planet" is suspended until March 2, 2008, with a scalp laceration and there's no contact allowed until February 24, 2008.
Kyle Bradley — He is suspended until March 19, 2008, with right facial lacerations and
David Heath — He must clear a nasal fracture with a physician prior to returning to action or no contest until August 1, 2008. The quickest he can fight again with medical clearance is April 3, 2008, and there's no contact allowed until March 19, 2008.
Marvin Eastman – "The Beastman" is suspended until March 2, 2008, with a right upper eyelid laceration and there's no contact allowed until February 24, 2008.
Keita Nakamura — He is suspended suspended until March 18, 2008, and there's no contact allowed until March 2, 2008.
Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.
For this specific set of fighters, however, it appears that only Heath will require medical clearance prior to competing again.