UFC 146 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Dos Santos vs Mir' in Las Vegas

May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Blood drips down the forehead of Antonio Silva during his fight against Cain Velasquez during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir," which took place on Sat., May 26, 2012, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With several violent bouts on pay-per-view (PPV) main card, which collectively lasted less than 23 minutes in actual fight time, there were quite a few fighters who were flagged for follow up visits to their doctors.

Chief among them is Cain Velasquez, who must be cleared by a physician for a hand injury -- one that most likely occurred while savagely punching Antonio Silva in a brutal (and bloody) ground-and-pound barrage -- or he won't be allowed to return until Nov. 20, 2012.

That might throw a wrench in the tentative plans for a rematch with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion, Junior Dos Santos, who was provided with clean post-fight bill of health after his tooling of Frank Mir in the main event of the evening.

However, Velasquez wasn't the only one to be slapped with a potentially extensive stay on the sidelines. The aforementioned "Bigfoot," as well as Jamie Varner, Jason Miller, C.B. Dollaway and Jacob Volkmann, are all facing six-month suspensions unless medically cleared to return sooner.

Here is the complete list of UFC 146 injuries and their medical instructions:

Frank Mir: Suspended until July 23, 2012, and no contact until July 11, 2012.

Cain Velasquez: Suspended until Nov. 20, 2012, because of a possible left hand injury, unless the x-ray is negative and he is medically cleared to return sooner. Minimum suspension until June 26, 2012, and no contact until June 17, 2012.

Antonio Silva: Suspended until Nov. 20, 2012, because of a possible nasal fracture, unless the x-ray is negative and he is medically cleared to return sooner. Minimum suspension until July 23, 2012, and no contact until July 11, 2012.

Dave Herman: Suspended until July 23, 2012, and no contact until July 11, 2012.

Stipe Miocic: Suspened until June 26, 2012, and no contact until June 17, 2012.

Shane Del Rosario: Suspended until July 23, 2012, and no contact until July 11, 2012.

Lavar Johnson: Required to have left elbow evaluated by a physician within 30. Minimum suspension until June 26, 2012, and no contact until June 17, 2012.

Darren Elkins: Suspended until June 26, 2012, and no contact until June 17, 2012, because of a left ear hematoma and a "tough fight."

Diego Brandao: Suspended until June 26, 2012, and no contact until June 17, 2012, because of a "tough fight."

Edson Barboza: Suspended until July 11, 2012, and no contact until June 26, 2012.

Jamie Varner: Suspended until Nov. 20, 2012, because of a possible right hand injury, unless the x-ray is negative and he is medically cleared to return sooner. Minimum suspension until June 26, 2012, and no contact until June 17, 2012.

Jason Miller: Suspended until Nov. 20, 2012, because of possible right thumb and left knee injuries, unless the x-ray is negative and he is medically cleared to return sooner. Minimum suspension until July 11, 2012, and no contact until June 26, 2012.

C.B. Dollaway: Suspended until Nov. 20, 2012, because of a possible left thumb injury, unless the x-ray is negative and he is medically cleared to return sooner. Minimum suspension until June 26, 2012, and no contact until June 17, 2012.

Duane Ludwig: Suspended until July 23, 2012, and no contact until July 11, 2012.

Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until Nov. 20, 2012, because of possible left elbow injury, unless the x-ray is negative and he is medically cleared to return sooner.

Mike Brown: Suspended until June 26, 2012, and no contact until June 17, 2012, because of a forehead laceration.

Daniel Pineda: Suspended until June 26, 2012, and no contact until June 17, 2012, because of a "tough fight."

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 146 fight weekend festivities click here and here.

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