UFC 155 medical suspensions and injuries: Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez draw 45 day timeouts

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear following the carnage at UFC 155: "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2" last weekend in "Sin City."

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 155: "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2," which took place on Sat., Dec. 29, 2012, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Considering the damage sustained by a handful of fighters on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card, it should come as no surprise to see the extensive list of competitors who were flagged for follow up visits to their doctors.

That includes the trio of Tim Boetsch, Alan Belcher and Michael Johnson, who all face suspensions of up to six months.

"The Barbarian" has to get his physician to clear him for a possible nasal fracture, while "The Talent" must prove his mandible is in proper working order. "The Menace," meanwhile, was benched for a faulty left hand while Todd Duffee needs a second look at his left knee.

Main event participants Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, despite a brutal 15 minutes of combat (see it here), are only sidelined for up to 45 days.

That's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 155 injuries and their medical instructions:

Junior dos Santos: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Cain Velasquez: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Joe Lauzon: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for facial/forehead lacerations.

Tim Boetsch: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by physician (nasal fracture). Minimum suspension 45 days (30 days no contact).

Alan Belcher: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by a physician (mandible, knee). Minimum suspension 60 days (60 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Yushin Okami: Suspended 14 days (10 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Eddie Wineland: Suspended 30 days (21 days no contact) for lacerations.

Brad Pickett: Suspended 21 days (14 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Byron Bloodworth: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for scalp lacerations.

Jamie Varner: Suspended 60 days (45 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Melvin Guillard: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for right shin laceration.

Todd Duffee: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by a physician (left knee). Minimum suspension 60 days (45 days no contact) for forehead laceration.

Philip DeFries: Suspended 21 days (14 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Leonard Garcia: Suspended 21 days (14 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.

Michael Johnson: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by a physician (left hand). Minimum suspension 21 days (14 days no contact) for ear laceration.

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 a complete wrap up of all the UFC 155 fight weekend festivities click here.

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