UFC 144 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Edgar vs Henderson' in Japan

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson," which took place on Sat., Feb. 25, 2012, from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

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 violent bouts on the card, including Ben Henderson and Frankie Edgar kicking the crap out of each other for 25 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 Henderson, who is out for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for potential injuries to both his hands and his left foot after sending all of the above crashing into Edgar's skull during their lightweight championship main event.

And he's the guy who won.

Also getting slapped with a six-month suspension was Quinton Jackson, who once again needs to have his knee cleared by a doctor before he can return to action. Just forget about that whole testosterone thing.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 144 injuries and their medical instructions (via MMA.tv):

Zhang Tiequan: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Eiji Mitsuoka: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact. 180 days or negative nasal x-ray for possible fracture

Joe Lauzon: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Tim Boetsch: 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact

Yushin Okami: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Cheick Kongo: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Quinton Jackson: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact. 180 days or right knee cleared by orthopedic doctor

Ben Henderson: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact. 180 days or negative x-ray of both hands and left foot for possible fracture

Frankie Edgar: 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

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 144 fight weekend festivities click here.

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