UFC 92 medical suspensions and injuries from NSAC

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 92: "The Ultimate 2008," which took place on Saturday, December 27 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Former light heavyweight Forrest Griffin is the most notable competitor to make the list, but we knew it was more than likely a foregone conclusion after he revealed in the post-fight interview that he had broken his left hand in the second round of his fight against Rashad Evans.

He needs to have the injury cleared by an orthopedic physician before returning to action otherwise he will be on the shelf until June 27, 2009. Griffin is suspended at the very least until February 12 and he's forbidden to have contact until January 28.

Mustafa Al-Turk will also be held out of action because of the can of whoop ass that Cheick Kongo opened up on him after a ball break. He sustained a broken nose that must be cleared by an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor or else he'll be forced to sit until June 27, 2009.

The former Cage Rage champion will also have some battle scars -- lacerations over left eye and on top of the head, which means that he will have to at least serve a minimum suspension until February 27 and no contact until February 12.

Welcome to the UFC, Mustafa.

Here are the rest of the UFC 92 injuries and their medical instructions:

Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira -- "Big Nog" is suspended until February 27 and no contact until February 12.

Mike Massenzio -- The New Jersey native is suspended until January 28 and no contact until January 19.

Wanderlei Silva -- The "Axe Murderer" is suspended until February 27 and no contact until February 12, ruling out any possibility of a rematch against Chuck Liddell at UFC 96 on March 7.

Mike Wessel -- The Octagon newcomer is suspended until February 12 and no contact until January 28.

Matt Hamill -- "The Hammer" is suspended until February 12 and no contact until January 28 because of a cut under his left eye.

Reese Andy -- He must have a CT scan of his face to rule out a possible orbital fracture. He needs to have the injury cleared by an orthopedic physician before returning to action otherwise he will be on out until June 27. Andy must complete a minimum suspension until February 27 and no contact until February 12.

Brad Blackburn -- "Bad" must be cleared by a neurologist because of left arm tingling/numbness before next fight. He must also must clear nasal fracture with an ENT doctor or no contest until June 27. Blackburn must complete a minimum suspension until February 12 and no contact until January 28.

Dan Evensen -- He must receive orthopedic clearance for a left knee injury or no contest until until June 27. He must complete a minimum suspension until January 28 and no contact until January 19.

Patrick Barry -- The former K-1 kickboxer is suspended until January 28 because of a right elbow injury and no contact until January 19.

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 complete results and coverage of "The Ultimate 2008" click here and here.

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