UFC 163 medical suspensions and injuries: Korean Zombie, Phil Davis and more face six-month 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 163: "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie" this past weekend in Rio.

Fractured feet, separated shoulders and broken hands.

It was just another night (Aug. 3, 2013) when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hit the Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) circuit inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this past weekend.

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 163: "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie." And with amount of carnage that took place on the 12-bout 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 "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung, who was slapped with a 180-day suspension after his shoulder flew out of its socket while trying to punch Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who finds himself up against a 90-day timeout thanks to a broken boot suffered in the opening stanza.

It sounded much worse.

Phil Davis, who managed to escape South America with a controversial decision win much to the chagrin of Lyoto Machida in the co-main event, could also ride the pine for six months because of possible foot fracture. Ian McCall, as well as Amanda Nunes, round out the list of fighters who are on the extreme end of the suspension spectrum.

Here is the complete list of UFC 163 injuries and their medical instructions (via Yahoo!Sports.com):

  • Jose Aldo: Suspended for 90 days with no contact for 60 days due to fractured right foot.
  • Chan Sung Jung: Suspended for 180 days unless he has MRI on his right shoulder and gets cleared by a doctor.
  • Lyoto Machida: Suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Phil Davis: Suspended for 180 days unless he has his right foot x-rayed and cleared by a doctor.
  • Cezar Ferreira: Suspended for 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Thiago Santos: Suspended for 90 days with no contact for 60 days.
  • Thales Leites: Suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Tom Watson: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • John Lineker: Suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Jose Maria Tome: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Vinny Magalhaes: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Anthony Perosh: Suspended for 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Amanda Nunes: Suspended for 180 days unless she has her right rib x-rayed and cleared by a doctor.
  • Sheila Gaff: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Sergio Moraes: Suspended for 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Neil Magny: Suspended for 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Rani Yahya: Suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Iliarde Santos: Suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Ian McCall: Suspended for 180 days unless he has his right hand x-rayed and cleared by a doctor.
  • Josh Clopton: Suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Ednaldo Oliveira: Suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Francimar Barroso: Suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Viscardi Andrade: Suspended for 14 days with no contact for seven days.
  • Bristol Marude: Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days.

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 163: "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie" fight weekend festivities click here.

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