UFC 138 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Leben vs Munoz'

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 138: "Leben vs. Munoz," which took place on Sat., Nov. 5, 2011, from the LG Arena in Birmingham, England.

With no athletic commission to oversee the event, the UFC handles the medical suspensions and models its regulation practices in accordance with the standards set by Nevada and New Jersey.

With several bouts ending early (and violently), there were numerous fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors, including Rob Broughton, who could be riding the pine for three months with a busted finger (or two).

Also getting a mandatory vacation was Brad Pickett, who had a falling out with his back in a first round submission loss to Renan Barao

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 138 injuries and their medical instructions (via MixedMartialArts.com):

Chris Cariaso; 7 days mandatory rest
Vaughan Lee; 7 days mandatory rest

Chris Cope; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact
Che Mills; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact

Michihiro Omigawa; 7 days mandatory rest
Jason Young; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Rob Broughton; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact. 180 days no contest or negative x-ray of right index & middle finger; of positive cleared by doc
Philip De Fries; 7 days mandatory rest

John Maguire; 7 days mandatory rest
Justin Edwards; 7 days mandatory rest

Terry Etim; 7 days mandatory rest
Edward Faaloloto; 7 days no contest; 21 days no contact

Cyrille Diabate; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact
Anthony Perosh; 7 days mandatory rest

Thiago Alves; 7 days mandatory rest
Papy Abedi; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Brad Pickett; 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact. 180 days no contest for lower back injury or cleared by physician
Renan Barao; 7 days mandatory rest

Chris Leben; 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact
Mark Munoz; 7 days mandatory rest

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

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