Charles David Liddell will have to wait until at least July 7 to get back on the road to recapturing his 205-pound UFC title, which he lost to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in less than two minutes at UFC 71 this past weekend, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
The "Iceman" will have to ride out a two month medical suspension because of the first-round technical knockout loss and can have "no contact" until June 26.
He's not alone.
Here's the rest of that walking wounded (James Irvin, excluded):
Ivan Salaverry — Minimum suspension until June 26 (no contact until June 17) and he must receive orthopedic medical clearance on right shoulder or no contest until November 23.
Karapat "Karo" Parisyan — Yes, his real name is Karapat. He must have his left thumb X-rayed and cleared by a doctor or he can't return until November 23.
Keith Jardine — Suspended until July 26 and no contact until July 12.
Chris Leben — Suspended until June 26 with a right eyebrow laceration.
Kalib Starnes — Suspended until June 26 because of a left cheek laceration.
James Irvin — No contest until November 23 unless he receives medical clearance on his injured right knee.
Carmelo Marrero — Suspended until July 12 and no contact until June 26.
Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. For example, Liddell will more than likely be able to fight well before November.
It's just a precaution in most cases.
Whether or not he returns before then, however, after he is cleared all depends on UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, naturally.
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