Lacerations were the name of the game at UFC 86: "Jackson vs. Griffin" at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, this past weekend.
Or as Joe Rogan so eloquently put it in the fight between Josh Koscheck and Chris Lytle … a goat’s vagina.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently issued its medical suspensions for the pay-per-view (PPV) event that took place on Saturday, July 5, revealing that Forrest Griffin, Chris Lytle, Cole Miller and Justin Buchholz all got cut and will need to take some time off to heal.
It was also no surprise that former light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will have to undergo a battery of tests on his left leg before he can return to action.
Here’s the complete list of injuries and their medical instructions:
Forrest Griffin –- The new champion must clear a right upper eyelid laceration with a doctor or there is no contest until September 4.
Quinton Jackson – "Rampage" must have his left knee, tibia, fibia and thumb x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or there will be no contest until January 2, 2009. He will have to ride out a minimum suspension until at least August 5 and there is no contact allowed until July 27.
Josh Koscheck -– He will have to serve a minimum suspension until August 5 for undisclosed reasons.
Chris Lytle -- Lytle will have to have his right eye lacerations cleared by a doctor or there is no contest until September 4.
Marcus Aurelio –- "Maximus" must have a possible left thumb ligament injury cleared by orthopedic doctor or he will be unable to compete until January 2, 2009. His minimum suspension (no contest) will last until August 5 and contact is prohibited until July 27.
Justin McCully –- "The Insane One" must have his left shoulder cleared by an orthopedic doctor or there will be no contest until January 2, 2009.
Cole Miller -– He must have facial lacerations cleared by a doctor or there will be no contest allowed until September 4.
Jorge Gurgel –- He must have his right tibia, fibia and elbow x-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or there will be no contest allowed until January 2, 2009.
Dennis Siver -– He is suspended until at least August 20 and there is no contest allowed until August 5.
Justin Buchholz -– He must have a scalp laceration cleared by a doctor or there will be no contest allowed until September 4.
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.
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