Bellator 106 injuries and medical suspensions: Alvarez and Chandler eye 60-day sits

Yeah ... you might wanna have that looked at. - Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

After 25 minutes of getting punched in the face on Spike TV, Michael Chandler and new Bellator lightweight kingpin Eddie Alvarez will need two months off to get their mangled eyeballs back in working order.

How do you know you've been in a fight?

When the doctor has to sew your eye shut before you can celebrate your championship win. That's what happened to new Bellator lightweight titleholder Eddie Alvarez, who took a lickin' and kept on tickin' against Michael Chandler (pic), who also left the Long Beach Arena last Saturday night (Nov. 2, 2013) with his share of vision problems.

Relive their epic war here.

As a result, both new and former champion will find themselves taking two months off from the fight game, which is less than half the amount of time garnered by Joe Riggs and Alejandro Garcia, who will each need 180 days (or a doctor's note) before they can return to the cage.

That's not all.

Here is the complete list of Bellator 106 injuries and their corresponding medical instructions issued by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC):

Eddie Alvarez: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) unless cleared by physician (eye injury).
Michael Chandler: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) unless cleared by physician (eye injury).
Emanuel Newton: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) unless cleared by physician (cheek laceration).
Muhammed Lawal: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons).
Daniel Straus: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons).
Pat Curran: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) unless cleared by physician (scalp laceration).
Joe Riggs: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) unless cleared by physician (eye and thumb injury). Minimum suspension 60 days (60 days no contact) for eyebrow laceration.
Mike Bronzoulis: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons).
Mike Richman: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons).
Akop Stepanyan: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) unless cleared by physician (eye injury). Minimum suspension 45 days (30 days no contact) for technical knockout loss.
Cristiano Souza: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons).
Alejandro Garcia: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) unless cleared by physician (possible forearm fracture).
Brandon Halsey: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons)
Hector Ramirez: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for technical knockout loss.
Jesse Juarez: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons).
Joe Williams: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons.
Mike Guymon: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons).
Aaron Miller: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons).
Cleber Luciano: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) unless cleared by physician (head laceration).
Joe Camacho: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) unless cleared by physician (eye injury).
Josh Smith: Suspended seven days (precautionary reasons).
Darren SmithSuspended seven days (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 Bellator 106: "Chandler vs. Alvarez 2" fight weekend festivities click here.

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