UFC 109 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Relentless'

Ouch

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 109: "Relentless," which took place on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

With several of the night's participants sharing a gruesome common denominator, there were a handful of fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors.

Chief among them is Chael Sonnen for his grisly face and head lacerations that made opponent Nate Marquardt look a little like Carrie on prom night. Joining him on the injured reserves is fellow middleweight Demian Maia after the jiu-jitsu phenom tore open his eyelid while putting a beatdown on the venerable Dan Miller.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 109 injuries and their medical instructions:

Mark Coleman: Suspended until March 9 and no contact until Feb. 28 (precautionary reasons)
Nate Marquardt: Suspended until March 9 and no contact until Feb. 28 (precautionary reasons)
Chael Sonnen: Suspended until March 24 and no contact until March 9 (forehead and nasal-bridge lacerations)
Mike Swick: Suspended until Aug. 6 (elbow injury) unless cleared early by an orthopedic doctor; otherwise suspended until March 24 and no contact until March 9 (precautionary reasons)
Demian Maia: Suspended until Aug. 6 (eyelid laceration) unless cleared early by an ophthalmologist or ocular-plastics doctor
Dan Miller: Suspended until March 9 and no contact until Feb. 28 (precautionary reasons)
Frank Trigg: Suspended until March 24 with no contact until March 9 (precautionary reasons)
Mac Danzig: Suspended until Aug. 6 (left knee sprain) unless cleared early by an orthopedic doctor
Justin Buchholz: Suspended until March 9 and no contact until Feb. 28 (precautionary reasons)
Melvin Guillard: Suspended indefinitely unless cleared early by an ophthalmologist by March 26
Rolles Gracie: Suspended until March 9 and no contact until Feb. 28 (precautionary reasons)

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

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