UFC 116 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Lesnar vs Carwin'

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 116: "Lesnar vs. Carwin," which took place on Saturday, July 3, 2010, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), there were a handful of fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors.

Chief among them is Ricardo Romero (broken jaw) — who took a licking and kept on ticking against fellow light heavyweight Seth Petruzelli, also taking a leave of absence for a right elbow strain. Other mandatory vacations were issued to Stephan Bonnar (facial lacerations), Krzysztof Soszynski (left thumb) and Chris Tuchscherer (hearing loss).

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 116 injuries and their medical instructions:

Brock Lesnar: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for right eyelid and left eyebrow lacerations.

Shane Carwin: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Chris Leben: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Yoshihiro Akiyama: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Stephan Bonnar: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for facial lacerations.

Krzysztof Soszynski: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (left thumb) unless cleared by a physician.

Kurt Pellegrino: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (left knee) unless cleared by a physician.

Chris Tuchscherer: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for right cheek laceration, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (hearing loss left ear) unless cleared by a physician.

Ricardo Romero: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (broken jaw) unless cleared by a physician.

Seth Petruzelli: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons, additional suspension until 12/31/10 (right elbow strain) unless cleared by a physician.

Dave Branch: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for 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 116 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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