UFC 118 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Edgar vs Penn 2'

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The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission recently issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 118: "Edgar vs. Penn 2," which took place on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, from the TD Garden in Boston.

With several of the bouts ending early (and violently), 10 of the 20 fighters who competed on the "Beantown" pay-per-view were flagged for follow up visits with their doctors.

Chief among them was UFC welterweight Marcus Davis. "The Irish Hand Grenade" is on the shelf indefinitely (possible head trauma) until a CT Scan clears him for return. Still, Davis must serve a minimum suspension of 60 days with 30 days of no contact.

His opponent, savvy submission expert Nate Diaz, was also busted up in his Boston debut. The Cesar Gracie disciple will be out for six months due to a possible nasal fracture unless X-Rays prove otherwise. Like Davis, Diaz is benched for a minimum of 60 days.

Also getting a mandatory vacation was Birmingham's John Salter. A possible left hand fracture will require X-Rays to get him off the hook after falling to Dan Miller, who got a precautionary 30-day rest of his own.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 118 injuries and their medical instructions (via Boston Herald):

Nick Osipczak: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Greg Soto: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Amilcar Alves: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

John Salter: Suspended 180 days (possible left hand fracture) pending physician X-Rays. Minimum suspension 30 days (21 days no contact).

Gabe Ruediger: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Nate Diaz: Suspended 180 days (possible nasal fracture) pending physician X-Rays. Minimum suspension 60 days (60 days no contact).

Marcus Davis: Suspended indefinitely (possible head trauma) pending physician CT Scan. Minimum suspension 60 days (30 days no contact).

Kenny Florian: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Gray Maynard: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Dan Miller: Suspended 30 days (21 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 118: "Edgar vs. Penn 2" results and play-by-play coverage of the televised main card click here and here.

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