UFC 166 medical suspensions and injuries: Junior dos Santos, Shawn Jordan and Tim Boetsch face 'indefinite' sits

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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 166: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3" this past weekend in Houston, Texas.

Memory loss, eye gashes and knockouts galore.

It was hailed as the "greatest fight card ever" when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to "The Lone Star State" at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, this past weekend (Sat., Oct. 19, 2013).

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 166: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3." And with amount of carnage that took place on the 12-bout mixed martial arts (MMA) card, which aired on pay-per-view (PPV) in the United States and elsewhere, it's no surprise that several combatants are now facing lengthy layoffs.

Chief among them is Junior dos Santos, who was slapped with a indefinite suspension after Cain Velasquez tenderized his face (see punch face photos gallery here) for more than 20 brutalizing minutes (watch full video highlights here). "Cigano," who later admitted he had "no memory" of the Heavyweight trilogy match beyond round two, will have more than enough time to plot his next move.

Velasquez, meanwhile, retained his world title, but it could have come at jaw-dropping price, with "Brown Pride" possible sustaining a facial fracture, meaning that Fabricio Werdum will likely have to wait until early- to mid-2014 to punch his title ticket.

Shawn Jordan joins dos Santos on the "indefinite" suspension short list thanks to a flush Gabriel Gonzaga over hand right (watch full video highlights here) in the first frame, as well as Tim Boetsch, who endured two accidental eye pokes from C.B. Dollaway en route to a split decision win.

And what about medical ramifications of the sensational Lightweight assault between Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez? Despite the hellacious encounter (watch full video highlights here), both warriors appear to be on the road to recovery sooner rather than later.

Here is the complete list of UFC 166 injuries and their medical instructions (via MMAJunkie.com):

Cain Velasquez suspended until April 18, 2014, because of possible jaw fracture
Junior dos Santos suspended indefinitely pending clearance from ear, nose and throat doctor
Daniel Cormier suspended until Oct. 29, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Roy Nelson suspended until Oct. 29, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Gilbert Melendez suspended until Nov. 19, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Diego Sanchez suspended until Jan. 18, 2014, because of cuts (see pic here)
Gabriel Gonzaga suspended until Oct. 27, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Shawn Jordan suspended indefinitely pending clearance from ear, nose and throat doctor
John Dodson suspended until Oct. 27, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Darrell Montague suspended until Jan. 18, 2014, for precautionary reasons
Tim Boetsch suspended indefinitely pending clearance from ophthalmologist
C.B. Dollaway suspended until Nov. 19, 2013, because of cuts
Hector Lombard suspended until Oct. 27, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Nate Marquardt suspended until Dec. 19, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Jessica Eye suspended until Oct. 29, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Sarah Kaufman suspended until Oct. 29, 2013, for precautionary reasons
K.J. Noons suspended until Oct. 29, 2013, for precautionary reasons
George Sotiropoulos suspended until Dec. 4, 2013, because of cuts
Adlan Amagov suspended until Oct. 27, 2013, for precautionary reasons
T.J. Waldburger suspended until Jan. 18, 2014, for precautionary reasons
Anthony Ferguson suspended until Oct. 27, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Mike Rio suspended until Oct. 27, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Andre Fili suspended until Dec. 19, 2013, becasue of cuts
Jeremy Larsen suspended until Oct. 29, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Kyoji Horiguchi suspended until Oct. 27, 2013, for precautionary reasons
Dustin Pague suspended until Nov. 19, 2013, for precautionary reasons

Again, 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 166: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3" fight weekend festivities click here.

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