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UFC 140 injuries and medical suspension for 'Jones vs Machida' in Toronto

Photo by Nick Laham via Zuffa LLC/Getty Images
Photo by Nick Laham via Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services today issued its list of medical suspensions for UFC 140: "Jones vs. Machida," which took place on Sat., Dec. 10, 2011, from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

And when you fight in Ontario, an automatic medical suspension is "Yours to Discover."

All 24 fighters competing on the Toronto pay-per-view were benched for precautionary reasons; however, a handful of combatants will be riding the pine for an extended period of time thanks to a couple of violent finishes.

Chief among them is Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who was sent back to Brazil with his arm in a sling thanks to a bone-crunching submission at the hands of Frank Mir. "Minotauro" was awarded a 60-day suspension, which won't be nearly enough, but he still needs a doctor's signature prior to stepping back into the cage.

Also getting a two month vacation is Tito Ortiz, who needs an ultrasound (he's not pregnant) and a chest X-Ray after getting his ribs barbecued by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 140 injuries and their medical instructions (via MMA Weekly):

Lyoto Machida suspended 30 days for cut over his right eye.
Jon Jones suspended 14 days (automatic).
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira suspended 60 days. Needs clearance from orthopedic surgeon for dislocated shoulder.
Frank Mir suspended 14 days (automatic).
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira suspended 14 days (automatic).
Tito Ortiz suspended 60 days. Needs chest x-ray and abdominal ultrasound.
Brian Ebersole suspended 14 days (automatic).
Claude Patrick suspended 14 days (automatic).
Chan Sung Jung suspended 14 days (automatic).
Mark Hominick suspended 60 days. Needs MRI or CT scan.
Igor Pokrajac suspended 14 days (automatic).
Krzysztof Soszynski suspended 60 days. Needs MRI or CT scan.
Constantinos Philippou suspended 14 days (automatic).
Jared Hamman suspended 60 days. Needs MRI or CT scan.
Dennis Hallman suspended 14 days (automatic).
John Makdessi suspended 14 days (automatic).
Yves Jabouin suspended 14 days (automatic).
Walel Watson suspended 14 days (automatic).
Nik Lentz suspended 14 days (automatic).
Mark Bocek suspended 14 days (automatic).
Jake Hecht suspended 14 days (automatic).
Rich Attonito suspended 60 days. Needs MRI or CT scan.
John Cholish suspended 14 days (automatic).
Mitch Clarke suspended 60 days. Needs MRI or CT scan.

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 complete UFC 140 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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