UFC 143 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Diaz vs Condit' in Las Vegas

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 143: "Diaz vs. Condit," which took place on Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With several violent bouts on the under card, as well as Fabricio Werdum and Roy Nelson kicking the crap out of each other for 15 minutes on the pay-per-view (PPV) portion of the mixed martial arts (MMA) event, there were quite a few fighters who were flagged for follow up visits to their doctors.

Cheif among them is Werdum, who must be cleared by a physician for a leg injury -- one that most likely occurred kneeing Nelson in the face repeatedly -- or he won't be allowed to return until Aug. 3, 2012.

And he's the guy who won.

Ed Herman, Clifford Starks, Matt Riddle, Henry Martinez, Michael Kuiper and even poor Edwin Figueroa -- who got his balls smashed by Alex Caceres in their bantamweight bout -- also got slapped with six-month suspensions. Nick Diaz, who chased Carlos Condit for essentially 25 minutes, unsurprisingly, did not make an appearance on the final post-fight trauma report.

Here is the complete list of UFC 143 injuries and their medical instructions:

Carlos Condit -- Suspended until March 6, 2012, and no contact until Feb. 26, 2012, because of a right cheek laceration
Fabricio Werdum -- Suspended until Aug. 3, 2012, because of a right quadriceps contusion; Minimum suspension until March 6, 2012, and no contact until Feb. 26, 2012, if he is cleared to return sooner.
Roy Nelson -- Suspended and no contact until April 5, 2012, because of a forehead laceration
Mike Pierce -- Suspended until March 6, 2012, and no contact until Feb. 26, 2012, because of a right eye laceration
Scott Jorgensen -- Suspended until March 6, 2012, and no contact until Feb. 26, 2012
Ed Herman -- Suspended until Aug. 3, 2012, because of potential injuries to both hands; Minimum suspension until March 6, 2012, and no contact until Feb. 26, 2012, if he is cleared to return sooner.
Clifford Starks -- Suspended until Aug. 3, 2012, because of potential left hand injury to his fourth digit
Max Holloway -- Suspended until Feb. 26, 2012, and no contact until Feb. 19, 2012, because of a right eye contusion
Matt Riddle -- Suspended until Aug. 3, 2012, because of a broken right index finger; Minimum suspension until March 21, 2012, and no contact until March 6, 2012, because of a left eye laceration.
Henry Martinez -- Suspended until Aug. 3, 2012, because of a potential right foot injury; Minimum suspension until March 21, 2012, and no contact until March 6, 2012, because of a left nasal laceration.
Alex Caceres -- Suspended until March 6, 2012, and no contact until Feb. 26, 2012
Edwin Figueroa -- Suspended until Aug. 3, 2012, because of a groin injury; Minimum suspension until March 6, 2012, and no contact until Feb. 26, 2012, if he is cleared to return sooner.
Chris Cope -- Suspended until April 5, 2012, and no contact until March 21, 2012
Michael Kuiper -- Suspended until Aug. 3, 2012, because of potential left foot injury; Minimum suspension until March 6, 2012, and no contact until Feb. 26, 2012, if he is cleared to return sooner.
Dan Stittgen -- Suspended until March 21, 2012, and no contact until March 6, 2012

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 143 fight weekend festivities click here and here.

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