UFC 139 medical suspensions and injuries: 'Hendo' and 'Shogun' each get 180-day fight freezes

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 139: "Shogun vs. Hendo," which took place on Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

With several violent bouts on the card, including a brutal, five-round main event between Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Rua that wasn't fit for FOX, there were quite a few fighters who were flagged follow up visits with their doctors. Unsurprisingly, "Hendo" and "Shogun," who were both shortly hospitalized after the pay-per-view (PPV) event for their "hard bout," topped the list of walking wounded.

In fact, both 205-pound warriors could be sidelined for up to 180 days each with possible broken bones.

Also getting a mandatory timeout was Cung Le, whose nose was remodeled by Wanderlei Silva, who declared that the black market plastic surgery would serve him well in his movie career moving forward.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 139 injuries and their medical instructions:

Dan Henderson -- Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) because of "hard bout" and suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) for possible right thumb fracture. 


Mauricio Rua -- Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) because of "hard bout," suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) because of right eyebrow laceration and suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) for possible facial/skull fracture.

Wanderlei Silva -- Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) because of right eyebrow laceration. 


Cung Le -- Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for technical knockout loss and suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) because of a possible nasal fracture. 

Brian Bowles -- Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for submission loss. 

Martin Kampmann -- Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) because of forehead and right eyebrow lacerations.

Rick Story -- Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) because of chin laceration. 

Jason Brilz -- Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for technical knockout loss. 

Michael McDonald -- Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) for possible right finger fracture. 

Tom Lawlor -- Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for submission loss. 

Rafael dos Anjos -- Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) for possible right thumb fracture. 


Shamar Bailey -- Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for technical knockout loss.

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

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