UFC 121 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Lesnar vs Velasquez' on Oct. 23 in Anaheim

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The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 121: "Lesnar vs. Velasquez," which took place on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), there were quite a few fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors, including former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who could be riding the bench for up to six months unless cleared by an ophthalmologist.

Newly crowned 265-pound kingpin Cain Velasquez escaped unharmed.

Also getting a mandatory vacation was UFC newcomer Jake Shields, who joins Lesnar on the 180-day list after suffering bleeding in the eye and blurred vision in his welterweight win over Martin Kampmann.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 121 injuries and their medical instructions:

Brock Lesnar: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact for knockout. 60 days for left cheek laceration, and possibly 180 days unless cleared by ophthalmologist.

Jake Shields: Suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by an ophthalmologist for bleeding in eye and blurred vision.

Diego Sanchez: Suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days until cleared by physician for possible right wrist fracture.

Paulo Thiago: Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless cleared by physician for laceration.

Tito Ortiz: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for a hard bout.

Brendan Schaub: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for a hard bout.

Gabriel Gonzaga: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for a hard bout.

Court McGee: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for a hard bout. Suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible right hand fracture.

Ryan Jensen: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days for a hard bout.

Patrick Cote: Suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by an ophthalmologic exam for his retina.

Chris Camozzi: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days until cleared by physician for left brow lacerations.

Dongi Yang: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for a hard bout.

Gilbert Yvel: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.

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 UFC 121 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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